Clinical Data

iStent inject® Clinical Data

Trabecular micro-bypass technology developed by Glaukos has been studied extensively around the world and its efficacy has been demonstrated in 75 peer-reviewed articles, 5 years of clinical use, and over 300,000 eyes.


Numerous studies have demonstrated that iStent inject® is effective in lowering IOP.

In one notable study, 63% of eyes had IOP ≤18 mmHg and 69% had IOP reduction ≥ 20% without medication at 24 months.1

Another study published by Hengerer, et al., demonstrated substantial reductions in IOP. At 18 months, mean presented IOP was 13.6 ±1.9 mmHg, representing a 48% decrease from preoperative mean medicated IOP.2


In the Hengerer, et al. study, 87% were either medication free or on only 1 medication at 18 months. Additionally, overall mean medication use was lowered by 2.1 medications, representing a 76% decrease in mean medication burden.2


The iStent inject® procedure spares conjunctival tissue and preserves the potential for future treatment options. Additionally, a natural episcleral back pressure of 8-11 mm Hg in the trabecular meshwork reduces the risk of hypotony.

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1. Data on File GC-005 and GC-006.
2. Hengerer FH, Müller M, Conrad-Hengerer I, Kohnen T. Personal experience and outcomes through eighteen months following implantation of second generation trabecular micro-bypass stents in patients with open-angle glaucoma. Presented at the 2016 European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting; September 13-17, 2016; Cophenhagen, Denmark.

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