Frequently asked questions

Making the decision to protect your vision is an important one, and you probably have a lot of questions. Here are some of the most common questions people have about CyPass® Micro-Stent.

How is CyPass® Micro-Stent inserted?

CyPass® Micro-Stent is inserted in your eye through the same incision used for your cataract surgery, just below the surface of your eye. You can learn more about cataracts and the benefits of cataract surgery at

What steps do I need to take before CyPass® Micro-Stent surgery?

Your eye surgeon may ask you to stop or start taking certain medications for a few days before your surgery. Talk to your eye surgeon about any other recommendations.

What should I expect after CyPass® Micro-Stent surgery?

Your eye surgeon will give you eye drops to speed up the healing process and to prevent infection. You’ll recover at home after surgery. Typically, your eye surgeon will examine you the following day. Your eye pressure may fluctuate the first few days after surgery, but recovery may be different for each individual. Be sure to ask your eye surgeon so you can fully understand what the recovery process is like.

Will I be able to see CyPass® Micro-Stent in my eye?

CyPass® Micro-Stent will be placed at the very outer edge of your iris, which is the colored part of your eye, so you won’t be able to see it once it is implanted.

Take an active role in your glaucoma management

You can help protect yourself against vision loss by asking questions and getting the information you need. Below are some additional questions to ask your doctor. Be sure to print them out and bring them to your appointment.

Questions to ask your doctor

  • What does my diagnosis mean?
  • Should I watch for any particular symptoms?
  • How will glaucoma affect my vision?
  • Do I have to make any lifestyle changes?
  • How long does the CyPass® Micro-Stent procedure usually take?
  • What is/isn’t covered by my insurance?
  • Are there risks associated with CyPass® Micro-Stent surgery?
  • What sort of activities can I do/should I avoid after surgery?
  • How long will it be before I can resume my normal activities, like driving or exercising?