Dr. Bruce C. Henderson

Eye Surgeon of Shreveport

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Glaucoma Surgery/ Cypass Micro-Stent

Glaucoma Surgery/ Cypass Micro-Stent


Dr. Bruce Henderson with Highland Clinic Ophthalmology is the first Glaucoma Specialist in Louisiana to perform a Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) using the newly approved Cypass Micro-Stent. Dr. Henderson has been on the forefront of MIGS in glaucoma surgical treatments and was selected to perform the first Cypass Glaucoma Micro- Stent Surgery in the state of Louisiana; just last week successfully performing three of these surgeries.

“The primary intent with the Cypass Micro-Stent is to conduct a safer, less invasive glaucoma surgery, as compared to the trabeculectomy and tube shunts,” said Henderson. “The Cypass Micro-Stent allows for intraocular pressure reduction, minimal tissue destruction, shorter surgical time and shorter post-operative recovery period for the patient, as well.”

Over the last decade, there have been significant advancements in surgical treatments of glaucoma and cataracts. The procedures all share a common thread of causing as little trauma as possible to the target tissue and improving aqueous drainage when treating mild to moderate glaucoma. The Cypass Micro-Stent is a polyamide tube designed to be implanted for direct

communication between the anterior chamber and suprachoroidal space. This is a potential space between the external surface of the choroid and the internal surface of the sclera. This space has long been identified as an intraocular location that can be modified to increase outflow facility. New treatments and techniques like the Cypass, are finding niche purposes in ophthalmology and particularly with glaucoma specialists and show a tremendous innovation and growth in the arena of glaucoma drainage devices.

Dr. Bruce Henderson is Shreveport-Bossier City’s premier Ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma and cataract treatments, as well as laser vision correction and general eye care needs. He was the first fellowship-trained glaucoma surgeon in the Ark-La-Tex and has performed thousands of the more complicated combined cataract/glaucoma surgeries over the past 25 years. Henderson has offices in the Ashley Ridge Shreveport location, as well as Springhill and Minden. Visit www.hendersoneyesite.com or call 318-795-4770 for more information.