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    MIGS study: Role of two stents for IOP

    Device potential treatment for patients with OAG refractory to one anti-glaucoma medication

     

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    Implantation of two stents (iStent, Glaukos) may be another option for controlling IOP in phakic and pseudophakic patients with open-angle glaucoma who are refractory to one anti-glaucoma medication.

     

    Dr. Samuelson

    Minneapolis—Implantation of two stent devices (iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stents, Glaukos) may be an option for controlling IOP in phakic and pseudophakic patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) who are refractory to one anti-glaucoma medication, said Thomas W. Samuelson, MD.

    The reduction in IOP was maintained through an 18-month, follow-up period.

    “Implantation of one stent at the time of cataract surgery significantly lowered IOP and/or the need for medications. The IOP reduction was sustained in part through 5 years postoperatively,” said Dr. Samuelson of Minnesota Eye Consultants, Minneapolis, of the previous experience with the device.

    More in Special Report: Novel microshunt providing dramatic and stable IOP control

    About the study

    The Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) study then conducted a prospective analysis to evaluate the IOP and reductions in medications after implantation of two stents in phakic or pseudophakic eyes with OAG that were not controlled on one preoperative medication.

    The two stents were implanted during one procedure, Dr. Samuelson noted.

     

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