Supraciliary microstent implantation for open-angle glaucoma: multicentre 3-year outcomes

Swaantje Grisanti, Salvatore Grisanti, Julian Garcia-Feijoo, H Burkhard Dick, Francisco Jose Munoz-Negrete, Elena Arrondo, Tsontcho Ianchulev


Objective: To describe the safety and effectiveness of CyPass supraciliary microstent implantation alone in eyes with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) followed up for up to 3 years.

Methods and analysis: This registry study included subjects with primary or secondary OAG who underwent CyPass Micro-Stent implantation alone at 12 sites in four European countries to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) and/or use of IOP-lowering medications. The primary safety outcome was the incidence of adverse events. Secondary efficacy outcomes included mean changes from baseline in IOP and IOP-lowering medications. Eyes were subgrouped into those with low (< 21 mm Hg) and high (> 21 mm Hg) baseline IOP.

Results: This study included 225 eyes of 178 patients, with mean baseline IOP of 22.6 ± 6.7 mm Hg and a mean 2.2 ± 1.2 medications per eye. Common ocular adverse events included device obstruction (10.2%), IOP elevation > 10 mm Hg during follow-up (8.9%), retinal complications (4.4%) and loss of > 2 lines of best-corrected visual acuity (2.7%). Seventy-one eyes (31.6%) required secondary glaucoma surgery, with trabeculectomy (33 eyes) and second microstent implantation (13 eyes) being most common. At months 6-36, mean IOP reductions ranged from 4.4 to 5.1 mm Hg (15.8%-19.5%) and mean medication reductions from 0.2 to 1.2 (9.1%-54.5%). Mean IOP reduction was greater in eyes with higher than lower baseline IOP. Both subgroups showed reductions of 0.5-1.0 medication at 12-18 months.

Conclusion: CyPass microstent implantation demonstrated a safety profile consistent with other minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries and effectively lowered IOP for up to 3 years in eyes with OAG.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ open ophthalmology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)e000183
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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