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Conference Roundup
Glaucoma

Excisional goniotomy with KDB decreases IOP over long-term in eyes with POAG

Posted on June 9, 2022

Standalone excisional goniotomy with the Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) in eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma decreased intraocular pressure (IOP) over long-term follow-up, according to a poster presented at the European Glaucoma Society Congress 2022.

In this retrospective chart review of 39 eyes that underwent excisional goniotomy with KDB, there was a mean IOP reduction of 26.4% from baseline to month 48 (20.4 mmHg to 15 mmHg). At month 48, medication use remained similar to baseline. In 85% of cases (33/39), no additional surgery was needed to manage IOP.

There was one reported case of procedure-related mild iritis.

Reference
Landry T, et al. Long-term outcomes of standalone excisional goniotomy using the Kahook Dual Blade in eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma. Presented at: 15th European Glaucoma Society (EGS) Congress 2022.

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