Glaukos Says Study of iStent Show Positive Results

Glaukos said Thursday it has published a study showing that two of its iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stents and one topical ocular hypotensive medication achieved a 38% reduction in mean medicated intraocular pressure (IOP) three years following surgery in 37 phakic eyes. Phakic refers to eyes that have not undergone prior cataract surgery and still have a natural lens.

“The three-year data demonstrate the long-term performance and safety of trabecular bypass stents and topical travoprost in subjects with OAG not controlled on two medications,” said David F. Chang, MD, who authored the Clinical Ophthalmology article. “In addition, our results support the hypothetical synergy of using trabecular stents to increase outflow through the conventional aqueous fluid pathway while also using a prostaglandin analog such as topical travoprost to increase outflow through the uveoscleral, or unconventional, pathway.”

By Sherwood Contributor