filtration surgery


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filtration surgery

A surgical procedure aimed at lowering the intraocular pressure by producing an outflow of aqueous humour through a drainage passage created in the sclera between the anterior chamber and the subconjunctival space. See glaucoma surgery; deep sclerectomy; trabeculectomy; viscocanalostomy.
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PRM-151 was granted Orphan Medicinal Product Designation by the European Commission in September 2009 for use in the prevention of scarring post glaucoma filtration surgery.
Trabeculectomy is still the most popular surgical technique for glaucoma filtration surgery and while surgical risks will always exist, in this chapter the authors describe how these can be reduced through pre-, intra-, and post-operative surgical strategies.
OculusGen(R) is primarily designed to increase the success rate of glaucoma filtration surgery.
PRM-151 is also being tested in a Phase 2a clinical study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of PRM-151 in preventing post-surgical scarring in glaucoma patients following glaucoma filtration surgery.
The IOPtiMate(TM) system is based on CO2 laser technology that enables the performance of a unique filtration surgery to treat glaucoma without penetrating the inner part of the eyeball, allowing for substantial reductions in post-operative complications and use of eye drops compared with alternatives.
The IOPtiMate(TM) system uses CO2 laser technology to perform a unique filtration surgery that treats glaucoma without penetrating the inner part of the eyeball.