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CLASS: Novel Glaucoma Treatment

the IOPtimate™, is a surgical system for treating  Glaucoma, which utilizes a CO2 laser technology in order to significantly reduce internal eye pressure (“IOP”), by restoring the natural fluid percolation without penetrating the eye.

CLASS: Performed by Prof. Ehud Assia

Prof. Assia of Israel’s Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba and creator of IOPtimateTM , maintains that the system transforms complex and highly risky surgery into a safe, elegant and precise laser-assisted procedure.

CLASS: Performed by Prof. Andre Mermoud

For Prof. Mermoud of Swiss Clinique de Montchoisi in Lausanne, IOPtima’s CLASS procedure has real advantages over Trabeculectomy surgery, as it offers him an excellent, easy to use, safety profile .

CLASS: Perfomed by Dr. Nir Shoham-Hazon

Dr. Nir Shoham Hazon of Israel’s Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, describes the steps taken during    a novel, non-penetrating treatment of CO2 laser-assisted sclerectomy surgery, utilizing the IOPtiMate™ system. 

CLASS  has proven to be a safe and simple procedure to perform, with the potential of becoming the first line of surgery”.

Combined CLASS and Phaco: Performed Dr. Nir Shoham-Hazon

Similar to Trabeculectomy, CLASS can be performed in combination with a phacoemulsification procedure. The combined procedure allows anterior segment surgeons to also be able to  provide their patient with a safe and effective Glaucoma surgery option.

CLASS in Pseudophakic Eye: Performed by Prof. Edward Wylegala

Prof. Wylegala of Poland’s Medical University of Silesia in Katowice and Poland’s School of Medicine with the Division of Dentistry in Zabrze, claims that  CO2 Laser Assisted Sclerectomy Surgery (CLASS), is a unique microinvasive surgical procedure that reduces IOP in open angle glaucoma patients, with a low postoperative complication rate.

Combined CLASS PHACO with suprachoroidal esnoper implant: Performed by Dr. Nir Shoham-Hazon

The ESNOPER scleral implant is indicated for non-penetrating deep sclerectomy (NPDS) and thus far for CO2 Laser Assisted Sclerectomy Surgery (CLASS) in open-angle glaucoma surgery. The ESNOPER scleral implant, is a non-reabsorbable implant that provides a fixed, permanent intrascleral space, that facilitates the drainage of aqueous humor.

A case of CO2 laser assisted sclerotomy on a failed Xen45 patient: Performed by Dr. Mario Riquelme

CLASS (CO2 Laser-Assisted Sclerectomy Surgery) can also be beneficial following a failed XEN. Pre-op (CLASS) IOP was 33 mmHg on cosopt + Lumigan + Acetazolamide tab 250 mg x 3 / day. At 2 year follow up, the IOP was 13 mmHg under cosopt X2 / day. A prolene 6-0 spacer was used over sclerotomy and reservoir area that facilitates the drainage of the aqueous humor.