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Findings from University of Toronto Provides New Data about Open-Angle Glaucoma

February 7, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Investigators publish new report on Eye Diseases and Conditions. According to news reporting originating from Mississauga, Canada, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "To evaluate the supraciliary space (SCS) with anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging after CyPass Micro-Stent implantation. The SCS was imaged with OCT after microstent implantation at 1, 6 months, and 1 year."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Toronto, "Images were graded on a scale of 0-4 for morphological features indicative of fluid presence within, or drainage through, the SCS. Results 35 patients underwent ab-interno microstent implantation. Mean age was 68.6 +/- 10.2 years. Baseline mean intraocular pressure (IOP) was 21.9 +/- 6.1 mm Hg on average of 3.0 topical medications. At 1 month, the fluid space grade was >= 1 for 96% (24/25) of patients for tenting, 79% (15/19) for fluid posterior to the microstent, and 89% (8/9) for fluid surrounding the microstent. The mean (composite) score for all features was 2.5 +/- 0.99. The majority of patients maintained aqueous fluid through 12 months."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "OCT imaging provides adequate visualisation of the angle, the SCS and aqueous fluid drainage after implantation of a suprachoroidal microstent into the SCS."

For more information on this research see: Optical coherence tomography of the suprachoroid after CyPass Micro-Stent implantation for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 2014;98(1):19-23. British Journal of Ophthalmology can be contacted at: Bmj Publishing Group, British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JR, England. (BMJ Publishing Group -; British Journal of Ophthalmology -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting H. Saheb, University of Toronto, Dept. of Ophthalmol & Vis Sci, Mississauga, ON L5L 1W8, Canada. Additional authors for this research include T. Ianchulev and I.K. Ahmed (see also Eye Diseases and Conditions).

Keywords for this news article include: Canada, Ontario, Treatment, Mississauga, Imaging Technology, Open-Angle Glaucoma, North and Central America, Eye Diseases and Conditions, Optical Coherence Tomography

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