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Refinement in design and surgical technique yields improved results with scleral implant surgery for presbyopia and glaucoma

Session Details

Session Title: Refractive

Session Date/Time: Sunday 17/02/2013 | 08:30-11:00

Paper Time: 08:30

Venue: Hall 3

First Author: : B.Soloway USA

Co Author(s): :    D. Schanzlin              

Abstract Details


To discuss advancements in the device, instrumentation and technique of the PresViewTM (Refocus-Group, Dallas, TX) procedure using the PresViewTM Scleral Implant (PSI) in the US IDE and international clinical trials for presbyopia and glaucoma.


Prospective randomized control investigational device exemption (IDE) clinical trial at fourteen sites in the United States.


From the commencement of PresViewTM IDE clinical trials in March 2000 to their completion of enrollment in September 2012 numerous innovations in the PSI device, the surgical instrumentation and the procedure have been made. The IDE study cohort to date includes 820 eyes of 494 patients. 607 eyes of 330 patients have received the current PSI design. The primary outcome parameter of distance corrected near visual acuity (DCNVA) is evaluated under uniform conditions at intervals post-op to monitor the efficacy of the procedure. Additional metrics including intra-ocular pressure (IOP) are also collected during these visits.


Patients implanted with the current generation PSI at 14 investigation sites in the IDE clinical trial have shown increased improvement in DCNVA with greater stability over time as compared to earlier generations. Pre-operative mean monocular DCNVA in this final cohort was = 20/73. At the two year milestone, 96% of the eyes had a DCNVA of 20/40 or better and an average IOP reduction of 18%. Improved stability was evidenced by the continual improvement seen throughout the course of the study.


Advancements in PSI design, instrumentation and surgical technique have standardized and simplified the PresViewTM procedure. Compared to earlier designs, techniques and instrumentation, a greater number of patients treated by a wider variety of surgeons now meet or exceed the primary outcome efficacy of DCNVA 20/40 or better as set for this procedure. The two piece locking PSI has yielded a more stable and longer lasting improvement in DCNVA and decreased IOP.

Financial Disclosure:

... receives consulting fees, retainer, or contract payments from a competing company, ... travel has been funded, fully or partially, by a competing company, ... research is funded, fully or partially, by a competing company

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