Review of surgical technique
Dr. Sheybani also reviewed the surgical technique for implantation of the stent, which is done using a preloaded injector. Per FDA requirement and in contrast to other studies of the device, the procedure was performed with subconjunctival mitomycin-C pre-treatment. The ideal position for the stent is about 2 mm in the subconjunctival space, 3 mm in the sclera, and 1 mm in the anterior chamber, Dr. Sheybani said.
Patients in the study are being followed to 18 months for safety evaluation.
Dr. Sheybani is a consultant to Allergan.