The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the premarket approval (PMA) application for DE-128 (MicroShunt) for review, according to a press release from Santen Pharmaceutical Co.

The microshunt is an investigational surgical glaucoma implant designed to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) whose IOP is not controlled when using maximum tolerated glaucoma medications.

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  1. May 20, 2020

Perceived Medication Volume Impacts Satisfaction in Patients with Glaucoma

Patients with glaucoma were more satisfied with their treatment when receiving the highest volume of medication, indicating a correlation between perceived medication volume and satisfaction, according to a poster presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (…

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  1. Jun 05, 2020

What day of the week is IOP lowest?

Intraocular pressure (IOP) varies by season with significantly higher IOPs noted in winter compared with summer months, according to a study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. In addition, researcher found IOP to be lower on Friday…