Long-term efficacy, health economic studies needed for glaucoma microstents

NICE, France – Glaucoma microstents are a step in the right direction, but their long-term efficacy and economic value still need to be demonstrated, according to one specialist.“What I foresee is that they will prove their value more and more in combined procedures. As our patients are visiting the operating room, anyway, for cataract surgery, investing an extra couple of minutes to implant a microstent is definitely worthwhile,” Tarek Shaarawy, MD, said at the 2014 European Glaucoma Society meeting.

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