Colorado Springs-based Colorado Eye Institute successfully used Durysta, a tiny pellet that when injected into the eye releases glaucoma-treating medication over the course of a month, The Gazette reports.
What you should know:
1. Roman Krivochenitser, MD, performed the procedure on Doris Winn, 81. Ms. Winn was diagnosed with glaucoma four to five years ago. She viewed the daily eye-drop treatments for glaucoma as a "pain in the butt."
2. Durysta is a recently FDA-approved alternative to daily eye drop treatments.
3. Dr. Krivochenitser said the treatment is a "game-changer."
4. Colorado Eye Institute believes it was the first practice in the state to perform the procedure.