Implantation of a CyPass Supraciliary Stent Combined With Targeted iStent Trabecular Microbypass Stents in a Phakic Patient With Primary Open-angle Glaucoma

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Abstract

Purpose:

To report the first successful implantation of a CyPass supraciliary stent combined with 2 targeted iStent trabecular microbypass stents in a phakic primary open-angle glaucoma patient with markedly elevated intraocular pressures (IOP) on maximum tolerable medical therapy.

Methods:

Case report.

Results:

A 52-year-old phakic male patient with primary open-angle glaucoma with uncontrolled IOP in the right eye (OD) of 36 mm Hg on maximal topical pharmacotherapy. The patient underwent implantation of a single CyPass supraciliary stent combined with the targeted implantation of 2 iStent trabecular microbypass stents, 1 right facing stent and 1 left facing stent. Postoperatively, off of all glaucoma medications, the IOP decreased to 10 mm Hg on day 1 and continued to be controlled between 10 to 13 mm Hg until postoperative month 6, with only 1 glaucoma medication added after postoperative month 5. In addition, there were no postoperative complications to date.

Conclusions:

The combined implantation of a CyPass supraciliary stent and iStent trabecular microbypass stents can successfully lower IOP and decrease medication burden with minimal risk for complications.

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