Tired of Glaucoma Eye Drops? Check out Durysta! - SightMD Skip to main content

February 16, 2022

Tired of Glaucoma Eye Drops? Check out Durysta!

Close up of an elderly woman's blue eyes

Do you have Glaucoma? If you’re someone that can’t tolerate the side effects of the topical medications or are having trouble administering your own eye drops, Durysta might be right for you!

What is Durysta?

Durysta is a new injectable form of Bimatoprost eye drops for glaucoma. It is the first dissolvable, sustained-release implant that continuously delivers Bimatoprost, a prostaglandin analog, within the eye that helps reduce and maintain healthy eye pressure levels. Whether it be from side effects, cost or even forgetfulness – it’s easy to be inconsistent and fall behind on your glaucoma medication routine. Durysta can help alleviate that burden.

How does Durysta work?

Durysta works to help decrease pressure in your eye. Once the medication is implanted, it will slowly release for a minimum of 4 months. In some cases, it can last up to 2 years! Patients are typically comfortable, and you won’t have to remember to put your eye drops in every day.

How do I know if I am a candidate?

If you have glaucoma and are looking for another non-surgical treatment option to move away from eye drops, Durysta might be the solution for you. Schedule an appointment with one of our glaucoma specialists to discuss your options.

Is Durysta FDA approved?

Allergan received FDA approval to treat ocular hypertension and open angle glaucoma using Durysta on March 6, 2020. It is the first and only intracameral biodegradable sustained release implant to lower pressure in glaucoma patients.

Does my health insurance cover Durysta?

Durysta is covered by Medicare, and by most commercial insurances. Request a consultation or contact us to find out if Durysta is accepted by your insurance.

Does Durysta hurt?

Durysta is a simple and painless in-office procedure. The injection is so quick, it’s over before you know it! Your doctor will be sure to use an anesthetic eye drop prior to the procedure. Once it has been implanted, it will immediately begin to release the medication.

Where can I get Durysta?

SightMD is excited to offer Durysta to our patients! Our talented physicians have been finding nothing but success with this new treatment option. Several of our physicians offer Durysta and treatment can be administered at multiple SightMD locationsContact us to find out which location offers Durysta nearest to you.