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Ahmed Micro Stent Cutter

An innovative solution for the challenging micro stent revision surgery has been developed by MicroSurgical Technology (MST) in collaboration with Canadian glaucoma and cataract surgeon Dr Ike Ahmed. The MST 19-gauge Ahmed Micro Stent Cutter enables an efficient and minimally invasive solution for trimming stent protrusions.

Following the 2018 recall of the CyPass Micro-Stent,1 ASCRS Clinical Committee leaders specialising in glaucoma and cornea met to develop a consensus statement suggesting that patients should be monitored for any evidence of corneal issues clinically, locally, or beyond. If the patient and specialist desire intervention, trimming of the proximal end is likely to be the preferred procedure.

Talking about his experience with micro-stent revision surgery, Dr Ahmed said, “I tried several scissors including anterior segment, retinal and many intraocular scissors but they all required two hands, leaving no option to hold the gonioprism. Also, the scissors were ineffective and didn’t cut the stent so well.”

Dave Scott, MST’s VP of new product development said, “The uniqueness of the design allows for co-axial access to the stent protrusion for trimming. The cutting action of the forceps provides a clean and close cut, that retains the remnant for easy removal. The multi-functional instrument enables the procedure to be fast and effective with little to no adverse effects or need for multiple instruments.”

Reference 

1. ASCRS, Preliminary ASCRS CyPass Withdrawal Consensus Statement. Available at ascrs.org/CyPass_Statement