04.29.19

Iridex’s MicroPulse Laser Technology Featured in Several Glaucoma and Retina Research Presentations

Source: Iridex

Iridex announced that its patented MicroPulse technology played a pivotal role in research presented at the 2019 Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO) and American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) meetings, to be held in Vancouver and San Diego, respectively.

At these annual meetings, there will be 20 scientific presentations on MicroPulse laser therapy that utilize Iridex’s Cyclo G6 Glaucoma Laser and MicroPulse P3 Delivery Device for treating multiple types of glaucoma, and Iridex’s IQ family of laser consoles for treating a variety of retinal disorders. This scientific data, and data presented at the American Glaucoma Society and World Glaucoma Congress meetings earlier in 2019, brings the total of Iridex-related data sets to approximately 40, demonstrating an increase in available, efficacious data for MicroPulse technology.

“There is considerable clinical value in non-invasive procedures that lower intraocular pressure
without placing activity restriction on the patient postoperatively,” Jella An, MD,
Director of Glaucoma Service, University of Missouri, said in a company news release. “With its strong safety and efficacy profile, MicroPulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation (MP-TSCPC) offers glaucoma specialists compelling options for treating patients who don’t respond to medication alone. I am looking forward to sharing how the research I have conducted alongside fellow glaucoma specialists continues to validate MP-TSCPC in clinical practice.”

“As one of the most influential pioneers in ophthalmic laser therapy, we are thrilled to see our MicroPulse technology continue our legacy of innovation and quality in the market,” William Moore, Chief Executive Officer of Iridex, said in the news release. “MicroPulse technology gives physicians the control and results they need when managing some of their patients’ most serious glaucoma and retinal conditions. We’re honored to be included in important research driving the future of glaucoma and retina care.”

At the ARVO and ASCRS meetings, there are several opportunities for attendees to join physician presentations and Iridex-sponsored events to learn how to incorporate MicroPulse laser therapy into clinical practice using our Cyclo G6 Glaucoma Laser and MicroPulse P3 Delivery Device.

Noteworthy Data Presented at ARVO

Several studies presented at ARVO demonstrate the short- and long-term safety and efficacy of MicroPulse laser treatment for multiple types of glaucoma, including open-angle glaucoma and neovascular glaucoma, and for retinal conditions. These studies, while focusing on a wide range of clinical topics, further validate MicroPulse laser therapy as a safe, effective, and versatile treatment option for multiple serious ophthalmic conditions.

Key presentations include:

BO174: Efficacy of MicroPulse Laser Trabeculoplasty in Open Angle Glaucoma
Clemente A, et.al. Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM | West Exhibition Hall

BO175: Post-operative one-hour intraocular pressure spikes and long term pressure efficacy in micropulse laser trabeculoplasty (MLT) vs selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)

Giovingo M, et. al. Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM | West Exhibition Hall

BO176: Efficacy and safety of transscleral micropulsed laser in the treatment of glaucoma refractory to treatment

Delgadillo L, et. al. Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM | West Exhibition Hall

BO177: Short-term outcomes of MicroPulse Trans-scleral Cyclophotocoagulation in Korean patients

Chung J. Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM | West Exhibition Hall

BO178: MicroPulse Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation in Refractory Glaucoma. 6 month follow-up

Del Hierro C., et. al. Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM | West Exhibition Hall

BO180: Outcomes of MicroPulse Cyclophotocoagulation in Adult Glaucoma Patients

Grisham E., et. al. Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM | West Exhibition Hall

BO181: The Efficacy and Safety of MicroPulse Photocyclophotocoagulation in the Treatment of Refractory Advanced Pediatric Glaucomas

Reiser J B. Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM | West Exhibition Hall

BO182: Three-Year Retrospective Study of Treatment with Micropulse Cyclophotocoagulation as a Primary Procedure for Neovascular Glaucoma

Giovingo M, et. al. Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM | West Exhibition Hall

BO183: Intraocular pressure reduction profile in patients with refractory glaucoma submitted to micropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation 

Dorairaj S, et. al. Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM | West Exhibition Hall

BO184: Pars plicata versus pars plana application of micropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation

Waibel A. Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:45 PM | West Exhibition Hall

Presentation Number 2825: Microscope Real-time Video, High- resolution OCT & Histopathology to Assess How Transcleral Micropulse Laser Affects the Sclera, Ciliary Body, Muscle, Secretory Epithelium, Suprachoroidal Space & Aqueous Outflow System

Johnstone M. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 9:15 – 9:30 AM | West 212-214

Presentation Number 2826: Clinical outcomes of micropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation in post-keratoplasty patients

Kang J. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 9:30 – 9:45 AM | West 212-214

B0312: Outcomes of Micropulse Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation in a Hispanic Population

Vincent L., et. Al. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 11:45 – 1:30 PM | West Exhibition Hall

MicroPulse Laser Therapy for Retina

BO189: Comparing intravitreal bevacizumab, sub threshold macular laser (STML) and intravitreal dexamethasone implant (0.7mg) in the initial treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) in a resident led clinic

Mughal M., et. al. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 11:45 – 1:30 PM | West Exhibition Hall

A0215: Subthreshold laser treatment following full thickness macular hole surgery

Stanzel B. Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 3:00 – 4:45 PM | West Exhibition Hall

Presentation Number 3861: Subthreshold MicroPulse Laser Treatment of Human Diabetic Macular Edema: The Role of Müller Cells, Retinal Pigment Epithelium and the Inflammatory Cascade

Midena E. Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 3:00 – 3:15 PM | East Ballroom B

Noteworthy Data Presented at ASCRS

Outcomes of MicroPulse Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation in Keratoplasty Eyes

Feng M., Price M., Price W.  Sunday, May 05, 2019 | 04:02 PM – 04:07 PM |SDCC – Upper Level, Room 7A

A study by Matthew Feng et. al., evaluates outcomes of MicroPulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation for intraocular pressure control in keratoplasty eyes, finding that MicroPulse laser treatment was a non-invasive alternative to glaucoma filtration surgery for IOP reduction in keratoplasty eyes. Note: This study was published in March in the journal Cornea 2019;38:542–545.

IRIDEX Events at ASCRS

Eye care professionals interested in learning about Iridex MicroPulse technology are encouraged to attend Iridex events being held at the 2019 ASCRS congress, including:

MicroPulse TSCPC as Treatment for Failed MIGS Procedures

Sunday, May 5 (7:15 – 8:30 AM) at the Marriot Marquis Marina

In this educational breakfast, learn how innovative clinicians Jella An, MD (MU Health Care) and Ahad Mahootchi, MD (The Eye Clinic of Florida) are using the IRIDEX Cyclo G6 laser to treat uncontrolled glaucoma patients. Discover their specific cases, patient selection, clinical evidence, and outcomes.  Register at iridex.com/ascrs or events@iridex.com

MicroPulse TSCPC: Meet the Experts

Throughout the conference at Iridex Booth #3129

Throughout the 2019 ASCRS conference, Iridex will host a series of expert lectures on the Cyclo G6 laser’s use in clinical practice. Experienced ophthalmologists, including Michael Giovingo, MD (Cook County Health & Hospital), Shan Lin, MD (Glaucoma Center of San Francisco) and Ian P. Conner, MD PhD (UPMC) share their clinical case studies and insights in casual one-on-one conversations with audience participants.

See the full list of attendees and register at iridex.com/ascrs or events@iridex.com

 

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