1-year results: Hydrus plus cataract surgery deemed better than cataract surgery alone

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — When combined with cataract surgery, a micro-stent that overcame outflow resistance and left trabecular flow regulation intact lowered IOP better than cataract surgery alone in patients with age-related cataract and glaucoma, a study’s principal investigator reported here.  “Stents may overcome trabecular resistance, and they are better than cataract [surgery] alone,” Norbert Pfeiffer, MD, PhD, said at the World Glaucoma Congress, reporting 1-year results of the Hydrus II study.

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