Several Surgeon Presentations to Include Glaukos Technologies at 2017 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Clinical Results and Personal Experience Data to be Presented at American Medical Conference

LOS ANGELES--()--Glaukos Corporation (NYSE: GKOS), an ophthalmic medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of breakthrough products and procedures designed to transform the treatment of glaucoma, announced today that its products will be presented at the annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) meeting being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on May 5-9, 2017.

The annual ASCRS meeting is among the largest gatherings of anterior segment physicians, medical personnel and industry executives in the ophthalmic industry. Glaukos will be exhibiting at booth #847 on the showroom floor. Key surgeon presentations and events involving Glaukos products are below.

Key Presentations by Day and Time (Pacific Daylight Time):


ASCRS Paper Presentations | Category: Glaucoma


Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, #410


Saturday, May 6, 2017



1:32 PM - 1:37 PM, Michael C. Stiles, MD

Long-Term Single-Site Outcomes of Trabecular Bypass Stent and Cataract Surgery in Eyes with Previous Medical and/or Surgical Glaucoma Therapy


Sunday, May 7, 2017


8:02 AM - 8:07 AM, David F. Chang, MD

Four-Year Outcomes of Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) with Two Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stents and Postoperative Prostaglandin for Open-Angle Glaucoma (OAG) on Two Preoperative Medications



8:07 AM - 8:12 AM, Eric D. Donnenfeld, MD

Outcomes through 42 Months after MIGS with Two Trabecular Bypass Stents in Eyes with OAG Not Controlled on One Medication



8:12 AM - 8:17 AM, John P. Berdahl, MD

Second-Generation Trabecular Stents as a Sole Procedure and Prostaglandin in OAG Eyes on Two Preoperative Medications: 25-Month Follow-up



8:30 AM - 8:35 AM, L. Jay Katz, MD

Long-Term Titrated Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Control with One, Two or Three Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stents for OAG



8:35 AM - 8:40 AM, Richard L. Lindstrom, MD

IOP and Medication Reduction through Two Years after MIGS with Second-Generation Trabecular Bypass Stents for OAG on One Preoperative Medication


ASCRS Electronic Posters | Category: Glaucoma

Location: Posters can be viewed on demand onsite at kiosks located in the poster pavilion and on the ASCRS website viewable HERE



Eva I. Liang, MD – Effect of Inferonasal Vs. Superonasal Placement of Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stents during Cataract Surgery



Mark J. Gallardo, MD – IOP Control and Reduced Medications Two Years Following Cataract Surgery with Ab Interno Trabecular Stent Implantation for OAG and Cataract


EyeWorld/ASCRS-Authorized Education (Pacific Daylight Time):


MIGS in the New Era: Treatment Algorithms, Complicated Cases, What’s on The Horizon



    Sunday, May 7, 2017


Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B

Registration & Reception:

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM


5:15 PM - 6:15 PM


Ike K. Ahmed, MD


Richard A. Lewis, MD
Cathleen M. McCabe, MD
Lilit Voskanyan, MD


Glaukos pioneered MIGS, which involves the insertion of a micro-scale device from within the eye's anterior chamber through a small corneal incision. MIGS devices are designed to reduce IOP by restoring the natural outflow pathways for aqueous humor. In 2012, Glaukos received U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval and launched its first MIGS device, the iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent, which is implanted in conjunction with cataract surgery and has been shown to lower IOP in adult patients with mild-to-moderate OAG.

The company’s next-generation MIGS device, the iStent inject® Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent, includes two stents preloaded in an auto-injection mechanism that allows an ophthalmic surgeon to inject stents into multiple trabecular meshwork locations through a single corneal entry point. The iStent inject has been approved in the European Union, Australia, Brazil, Singapore and Canada. Glaukos has also developed the iStent Supra® Suprachoroidal Micro-Bypass Stent, which is designed to reduce IOP by accessing the suprachoroidal space in the eye and is approved in the European Union. The company has IDE clinical trials underway in the United States for two versions of the iStent inject, one for use in conjunction with cataract surgery and another for use in a standalone procedure. A U.S. IDE clinical trial is also underway for the iStent Supra device.

All educational content of the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Symposium & Congress is planned by its program committee, and ASCRS•ASOA does not endorse, promote, approve or recommend the use of any products, devices or services.

About iStent® Trabecular Micro-Bypass

Indication for Use: The iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent is indicated for use in conjunction with cataract surgery for the reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) in adult patients with mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma currently treated with ocular hypotensive medication.

Contraindications: The iStent is contraindicated in eyes with primary or secondary angle closure glaucoma, including neovascular glaucoma, as well as in patients with retrobulbar tumor, thyroid eye disease, Sturge-Weber Syndrome or any other type of condition that may cause elevated episcleral venous pressure.

Warnings: Gonioscopy should be performed prior to surgery to exclude PAS, rubeosis, and other angle abnormalities or conditions that would prohibit adequate visualization of the angle that could lead to improper placement of the stent and pose a hazard. The iStent® is MR-Conditional, meaning that the device is safe for use in a specified MR environment under specified conditions; please see label for details.

Precautions: The surgeon should monitor the patient postoperatively for proper maintenance of intraocular pressure. The safety and effectiveness of the iStent® has not been established as an alternative to the primary treatment of glaucoma with medications, in children, in eyes with significant prior trauma, chronic inflammation, or an abnormal anterior segment, in pseudophakic patients with glaucoma, in patients with pseudoexfoliative glaucoma, pigmentary, and uveitic glaucoma, in patients with unmedicated IOP less than 22 mmHg or greater than 36 mmHg after “washout” of medications, or in patients with prior glaucoma surgery of any type including argon laser trabeculoplasty, for implantation of more than a single stent, after complications during cataract surgery, and when implantation has been without concomitant cataract surgery with IOL implantation for visually significant cataract.

Adverse Events: The most common post-operative adverse events reported in the randomized pivotal trial included early post-operative corneal edema (8%), BCVA loss of ≥ 1 line at or after the 3 month visit (7%), posterior capsular opacification (6%), stent obstruction (4%), early post-operative anterior chamber cells (3%), and early post-operative corneal abrasion (3%). Please refer to Directions for Use for additional adverse event information.

Caution: Federal law restricts this device to sale by, or on the order of, a physician. Please reference the Directions for Use labeling for a complete list of contraindications, warnings, precautions, and adverse events.

About Glaukos Corporation

Glaukos is an ophthalmic medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of breakthrough products and procedures to transform the treatment of glaucoma, one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. The company pioneered Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, or MIGS, to revolutionize the traditional glaucoma treatment and management paradigm. Glaukos launched the iStent®, its first MIGS device, in the United States in July 2012 and is leveraging its platform technology to build a comprehensive and proprietary portfolio of micro-scale injectable therapies designed to address the complete range of glaucoma disease states and progression. The company believes the iStent, measuring 1.0 mm long and 0.33 mm wide, is the smallest medical device ever approved by the FDA. (

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that we expect, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Although we believe that we have a reasonable basis for forward-looking statements contained herein, we caution you that they are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks, uncertainties and factors relating to our operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control, that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements in this press release. These potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, our ability to receive additional approvals of our products, including, without limitation, the iStent inject and iStent Supra, by the FDA and other regulatory bodies; and the continued efficacy of our products as might be suggested in the symposium and poster presentations at the ASCRS meeting. These and other known risks, uncertainties and factors are described in detail under the caption “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2016. Our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are available in the Investor Section of our website at or at In addition, information about the risks and benefits of our products is available on our website at All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release, which speak only as of the date hereof. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities law.


Glaukos Corporation
Media Contact:
Cassandra Dump
(619) 971-1887
Investor Contact:
Sheree Aronson
(949) 367-9600 Ext. 371


Glaukos Corporation
Media Contact:
Cassandra Dump
(619) 971-1887
Investor Contact:
Sheree Aronson
(949) 367-9600 Ext. 371