[Trabecular micro bypass stent for glaucoma]

Secco A, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A.
Record ID 32018001493
Original Title: Vertebroplastia o cifoplastia en fracturas vertebrales osteoporóticas
Authors' recomendations: CONCLUSIONS Moderate-quality evidence shows that the trabecular micro bypass stent for glaucoma in patients with open-angle glaucoma associated to phakoemulsification as treatment for cataract has little benefit but it is statistically better than isolated phakoemulsification in reducing intraocular pressure and the number of topical drugs used for intraocular pressure management. Very low-quality evidence does not allow estimating the usefulness of trabecular micro bypass stent used in isolation and not associated to phakoemulsification. Some clinical practice guidelines consulted consider its indication in selected cases, especially in patients of difficult management, and in combination with phakoemulsification as treatment of cataracts with concomitant open-angle glaucoma. Most coverage policies consulted from public and private sponsors from the United States and Europe cover this technology in cases of mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma not achieving good control despite topical drug treatment and in combination with phakoemulsification for the treatment of cataracts. The coverage policies consulted from Latin America do not mention it.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2018
URL for published report: https://www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Glaucoma Drainage Implants
  • Glaucoma, Open-Angle
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Stents
  • Intraocular Pressure
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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