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Single-use MIGS device demonstrates significant reduction in IOP in retrospective studyTrabecular bypass procedures have become a viable option for glaucoma treatment. The Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) facilitates ab interno trabeculectomy by employing a single-use, micro-engineered excision blade that makes precise parallel incisions in the trabecular meshwork and inner wall of the Schlemm’s canal to enhance aqueous outflow. A recent study highlights the effectiveness of its application.
How MIGS are changing glaucoma treatmentEvolving procedures continue to change the landscape of glaucoma treatments. Chief Optometric Editor Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, explores how the use of minimally (or micro-) invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) techniques can increase positive outcomes when treating glaucoma patients.
Early surgical intervention with stent advantageous for certain glaucomasIt is well known that with most disease, the earlier it is detected, the better the outcome prognosis. Along with early detection comes the need for early treatment. Traditionally, options for glaucoma have been limited. Medications can be effective when used properly, though patients are notorious for compliance issues.
Managing glaucoma with surgical procedures (plural)The advent of low-risk surgical options is moving glaucoma from a pharmaceutically managed disease to one controlled via a series of surgical procedures. The outcome appears to be highly beneficial for patients, says Robert J. Noecker, MD.
Exploring risk, reward in trabecular bypass, suprachoroidal devices
Exploring risk, reward in trabecular bypass, suprachoroidal devicesThough much focus for stents has been in the trabecular meshwork, many companies are currently developing suprachorodial devices, which are in various stages of FDA review.
Glaucoma micro-stent’s 2-year data promisingTake-home: With the approval of a new surgical device aimed at lowering IOP, surgeons explore benefits of micro-stent implantation.
Understanding drainage in glaucoma surgery
Understanding drainage in glaucoma surgeryIt is important for optometrists to be familiar with these devices and the rationale behind the device chosen. This article describes what each device is, how they work, complications, and postoperative care.
Microbypass trabecular stent delivers significant, durable efficacyFollow-up to 3 years in a study of eyes undergoing combination cataract surgery with implantation of a single microbypass trabecular stent shows a 36% reduction from baseline mean medicated IOP and 84% reduction in daily medication use.
MIGS: Expanding realm of glaucomaMicroinvasive glaucoma surgery creates a new paradigm for the role of glaucoma surgery and is within the skillset of cataract and cornea surgeons.
Glaucoma specialists focus attention on forthcoming advances, therapiesSpecialists in glaucoma anticipate the future availability of a novel triple-action agent, as well as other medical and surgical management developments.