IOPtima CO2 Laser-Assisted Sclerectomy Surgery (CLASS):
The CLASS procedure requires local anesthesia, is performed as an outpatient procedure, and has minimal side effects, which are for the most part transient. At the same time, the CLASS procedure is highly efficacious, with a minimal learning curve.
Differentiation from Trabeculectomy
Unlike Trabeculectomy, CLASS is non-invasive by nature and does not result in the perforation of any tissue. CLASS provides surgeons with enhanced control, regulation, and therefore safety during the surgery. Because CLASS doesn’t penetrate into the eye like Trabeculectomy, the level of complications or potential side effects is much lower and the postoperative care following surgery requires significantly fewer office visits.
Differentiation from Minimally-Invasive Devices (Shunts, GDD’s)
These stent-like devices were developed in order to regulate the manual trabeculectomy, creating a standardized canal for Aqueus Humor percolation. However, these are foreign bodies that can migrate, encourage inflammation, and in some rare cases get blocked.
Download Full Brochure Here