A new article with 1-year results of CLASS was published in the Clinical Ophthalmology, on 22 open-angle glaucomatous (OAG) eyes of patients.
The main goal of the study was to investigate changes in intraocular pressure (IOP), best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and retinal nerve fibre layer thickness (RNFLT) after CO2 laser-assisted deep sclerectomy (CLASS).
The conclusion was that a successful CLASS surgery efficiently reduced IOP. At postoperative 12 months, RNFLT and BCVA were not reduced significantly.
There was no significant glaucomatous progression after surgery encountered in respect of investigated parameters.
All surgeries were performed by Zoltán Sohajda from University of Debrecen, Kenézy Hospital Department of Ophthalmology, Hungary, on patients in more advanced stage of the disease.
Thank you to Dr Zoltan Sohajda and his team for sharing his data with us