Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and performance of the second generation of an implantable intraocular pressure (IOP) sensor in patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG).; Design: prospective, non-comparative, open-label, multicenter clinical investigation METHODS: In this study patients with POAG, regularly scheduled for cataract surgery, were implanted with a ring-shaped, sulcus placed, foldable IOP sensor in a single procedure after intraocular lens implantation. Surgical complications as well as adverse events (AEs) during 12 months of follow-up were recorded. At each follow-up visit, a complete ophthalmic examination, including visual acuity, IOP, slit lamp examination, and dilated funduscopy as well as comparative measurements between Goldmann applanation tonometry and the EYEMATE-IO implant were performed.; Results: The EYEMATE-IO implant was successfully implanted in 22 patients with few surgical complications and no unexpected device-related AEs. All ocular AEs resolved quickly under appropriate treatment. Comparative measurements showed good agreement between EYEMATE-IO and Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) with an intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC(3,k)) of 0.783 (95%CI: 0.743 - 0.817). EYEMATE-IO measurements were higher than GAT with a mean difference of 3.2 mmHg (95%CI: 2.8 - 3.5 mmHg).; Conclusions: The EYEMATE-IO sensor was safely implanted in 22 patients and performed reliably until the end of follow-up. This device allows for continual and long-term measurements of IOP.; Copyright © 2019. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Choritz, L., Mansouri, K., van den Bosch, J., Weigel, M., Dick, H. B., Wagner, M., & Thieme, H. (2019). Telemetric measurement of intraocular pressure via an implantable pressure sensor – twelve-month results from the ARGOS-02 trial. American Journal of Ophthalmology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajo.2019.09.011