People with glaucoma and eye doctors face a dilemma. On one hand, patients with glaucoma are at high risk of losing their eyesight if their disease progresses undetected and essential therapy adjustments are delayed. On the other hand, these typically elderly, vulnerable individuals are often hampered in seeing their doctor for office visits, particularly during a lockdown.
Ophthalmic sensors and digital health company Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH (Implandata) announced today that it successfully attained CE mark for its EYEMATE system for use in patients undergoing keratoprosthesis surgery. Keratoprosthesis represents an infrequent yet important procedure for restoring vision; it is performed on patients whose donor cornea transplantation procedure has failed or shows only limited success. Increased intraocular pressure (IOP) in keratoprosthesis patients is a frequent and major post-surgical complication, resulting in failure of the procedure, secondary glaucoma and, consequently, vision loss.
Ophthalmic medical device company Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH (Implandata) announced today it successfully attained CE mark for its next generation EYEMATE-IO 1.1 implantable micro-sensor, which will be launched in April 2019. The CE-certified product enables eye surgeons to place the permanent implantable eye pressure sensor in conjunction with cataract surgery through significantly smaller incisions. The micro-sensor performs continual monitoring of eye pressure in glaucoma patients, providing highly critical information for guided glaucoma therapy.
Ophthalmic medical device company Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH (Implandata) announced today that the first patient in its international, multi-center, ARGOS-SC01 clinical study has been successfully implanted with its novel pressure sensor. This first-in-human clinical study is being conducted to validate the suprachoroidally-placed EYEMATE-SC sensor implant for continual monitoring of intraocular pressure (IOP).