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Abstract #82373 Published in IGR 20-4

Change in visual acuity 12 and 24 months after transscleral ab interno glaucoma gel stent implantation with adjunctive Mitomycin C

Lenzhofer M; Strohmaier C; Hohensinn M; Hitzl W; Steiner V; Baca B; Moussa S; Motloch K; Reitsamer HA
Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 2019; 257: 2707-2715


PURPOSE: To analyze changes in best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) after implantation of the transscleral ab interno glaucoma gel stent (XEN Gel Stent; Allergan, Dublin) in patients with open-angle glaucoma. METHODS: In a single-center, prospective, non-randomized study of 137 eyes with open-angle glaucoma which underwent implantation with XEN, 69 eyes underwent XEN implantation alone (group 1) and 68 eyes underwent XEN implantation and cataract surgery (group 2). BCVA (Bailey-Lovie chart, logMAR scale) was evaluated at baseline, postoperative day 1, weeks 1 and 2, and months 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24. Risk factors for decline in BCVA were analyzed in multivariate models. RESULTS: Baseline BCVA in group 1 was 0.21 ± 031; the group's mean BCVA did not change at any postoperative visit, although a ≥ 2-line loss of BCVA was detected in 15% (95% CI 7-29%) and 4% (95% CI 0-20%) after months 12 and 24, respectively. Baseline BCVA in group 2 was 0.33 ± 031; vision increased significantly at months 3 (0.22 ± 0.29, p = 0.015), 6 (0.20 ± 0.26, p = 0.006), 12 (0.18 ± 0.29, p = 0.001), and 24 (0.18 ± 0.29, p = 0.005). A ≥ 2-line loss of BCVA was reported in 4% (95% CI 1-15%) and 7% (95% CI 1-24%) after months 12 and 24, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: There was no deterioration of BCVA in group 1; those in group 2 had an overall significant increase in BCVA. BCVA decrease was lower than is typically reported in the literature post-trabeculectomy.

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12.8.2 With tube implant or other drainage devices (Part of: 12 Surgical treatment > 12.8 Filtering surgery)
12.8.10 Woundhealing antifibrosis (Part of: 12 Surgical treatment > 12.8 Filtering surgery)
12.9 Trabeculotomy, goniotomy (Part of: 12 Surgical treatment)
6.6.3 Special methods (e.g. color, contrast, SWAP etc.) (Part of: 6 Clinical examination methods > 6.6 Visual field examination and other visual function tests)



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