World’s Smallest Medical Implant iStent Reduces Intraoc
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Source: medgadget .com
The FDA just approved the smallest medical implant ever developed. The image you see is of a U.S. penny and the iStent from Glaukos (Laguna Hills, CA) laying on its surface, which is shorter than Abe Lincoln’s chin (actually 0.5 mm x 0.25 mm x 1.0 mm). The company calls the device the first “ab interno [from the inside] micro-bypass implant for the treatment of glaucoma.”
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