Our mission is to pioneer and lead the global glaucoma market with micro-scale injectable therapies that advance the existing glaucoma standard-of-care and enrich the lives and treatment alternatives for glaucoma patients worldwide.
Glaukos Corporation is an ophthalmic medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of breakthrough products and procedures designed to transform the treatment of glaucoma, one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. We have pioneered Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, or MIGS, in order to revolutionize the traditional glaucoma treatment and management paradigm.
We launched the iStent®, our first MIGS device, in the United States in 2012. We are leveraging our platform technology to build a comprehensive and proprietary portfolio of injectable micro-scale therapies designed to address the complete range of glaucoma disease states and progression. We believe the iStent® is the smallest medical device ever approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, measuring 1.0 mm long and 0.33 mm wide.
In June 2015, we completed an initial public offering and our shares are now traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “GKOS”. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in San Clemente, California.