Implant reduces intraocular pressure

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an intraocular implant for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The capsule placed in the angle of the chamber continuously releases the prostaglandin analog travoprost, which improves the outflow of aqueous humor.
The implantation of “iDose” frees patients from the daily use of eye drops. It is implanted in the iridocorneal angle between the cornea and the iris. There it penetrates the sclera with its tip, where it is firmly anchored with a barb.
The most common ocular side effects, which occurred in 2 % to 6 % of iDose TR patients, were increases in intraocular pressure, iritis, dry eyes and visual field defects, which were mostly mild and improved on their own.
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FDA, Reference ID: 5292678 NDA 218010 Page 4 –
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