Allergan, an AbbVie Company, to Present New Data from its Eye Care Portfolio at the 2022 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting
- Seven abstract presentations reinforce leadership in eye care, including continued presbyopia and glaucoma treatment research
NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan, Inc. an AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) company, announced that it will present new data from its leading eye care portfolio at the 2022 American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting being held April 22 – 26 in Washington, D.C. Presentations will include new data on VUITYTM (pilocarpine HCl ophthalmic solution) 1.25%, the first and only FDA-approved eye drop for the treatment of presbyopia (age-related blurry near vision) in adults and XEN® Gel Stent, a surgical implant designed to lower high eye pressure, FDA-cleared for refractory glaucoma patients.
"The data we'll be presenting at ASCRS showcases our continued commitment to innovate and provide additional treatment options for patients with eye conditions like presbyopia and glaucoma," said Michael R. Robinson, M.D., vice president, global therapeutic area head, ophthalmology, AbbVie.
At the meeting, researchers will present new studies on the safety and efficacy of VUITY in a variety of settings. Notable data will include a post-hoc analysis evaluating the use of VUITY in participants with moderate to advanced presbyopia and a new analysis evaluating the onset of efficacy in participants with presbyopia. AbbVie will also present an analysis evaluating intermediate vision for presbyopia patients treated with VUITY.
Additionally, new analyses from studies assessing the safety and efficacy of the XEN® Gel Stent will be presented. The XEN® Glaucoma Treatment System is indicated for the surgical management of refractory glaucoma, including cases where previous surgical treatment has failed; cases of primary open angle glaucoma; and pseudoexfoliative or pigmentary glaucoma with open angles that are unresponsive to maximum tolerated medical therapy. The XEN® Gel Stent is FDA-cleared for insertion via an ab interno approach; ab externo insertion of XEN® Gel Stent is investigational and the safety and efficacy of this approach have not been evaluated by the FDA.
A complete listing of the Allergan ASCRS 2022 Annual Meeting abstracts can be viewed at https://ascrs.confex.com/ascrs/22am/meetingapp.cgi/Home/0.
Details about Allergan's presentations are as follows:
*ASCRS Disclaimer: All educational content of the ASCRS Annual Meeting is planned by its program committee, and ASCRS does not endorse, promote, approve, or recommend the use of any products, devices, or services.
VUITY is an optimized formulation of pilocarpine, an established eye care therapeutic, specifically designed to treat age-related blurry near vision. It is delivered with proprietary pHast™ technology, which allows VUITY to rapidly adjust to the physiologic pH of the tear film. This was studied in simulated tear film, and the clinical significance is unknown. VUITY uses the eye's own ability to reduce pupil size and improves near and intermediate vision without compromising distance vision.
VUITY Use and Important Safety Information
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
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About XEN® Gel Stent
INDICATIONS: The XEN® Glaucoma Treatment System is available for the surgical management of refractory glaucomas, including cases where previous surgical treatment did not work, cases of primary open-angle glaucoma, and cases of pseudoexfoliative or pigmentary glaucoma with open angles that are unresponsive to maximum tolerated medical therapy.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Who should not receive the XEN® Glaucoma Treatment System? This surgical treatment should not be used if you currently have any of the following: angle-closure glaucoma where the drainage angle of the eye has not been surgically opened; a glaucoma drainage device previously implanted or scarring and pathologies of the conjunctiva (the clear membrane covering the white outer layer of the eye) in the area needed for this implant; eye inflammation (such as inflammation of the eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea, or uvea); abnormal formation of new blood vessels on the iris (the colored part of the eye) surface; artificial lens implanted in the anterior chamber (the space between your cornea, the outer transparent part of the eye, and the iris); silicone oil in your eye; and vitreous (the transparent jelly-like tissue that is found behind the lens) present in the anterior chamber.
What warnings should I be aware of? XEN® Gel Stent complications may include buildup of fluid between the choroid (inner layer of blood vessels) and the sclera (white outer layer of the eyeball), blood in the eye, very low eye pressure, implant moving to another part of the eye, implant exposure, wound leak, need for additional surgical intervention, and other eye surgery complications. The safety and effectiveness of the XEN® Gel Stent in neovascular, congenital, and infantile glaucoma has not been established. After the XEN® Gel Stent procedure, to help avoid the possibility of implant damage, avoid rubbing or pressing your fingers on the eye in the area where the XEN® Gel Stent was implanted.
What precautions should I be aware of? Before surgery, your doctor will check that the device and injector are not damaged. During surgery, your doctor will stop the procedure if he or she observes increased resistance during implantation and will use a new XEN® system. After surgery, your doctor should check and manage your eye pressure appropriately. The safety and effectiveness of implanting more than one XEN® Gel Stent in an eye has not been studied.
What are possible side effects? The most common side effects after surgery include reduction of vision, eye pressure becoming too low, an increase in eye pressure, and need for an additional surgical procedure in the eye to release scar tissue (needling) around the implant under the conjunctiva. Talk to your doctor about other possible side effects.
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About Allergan Eye Care
As a leader in eye care, Allergan has discovered, developed, and delivered some of the most innovative products in the industry for more than 70 years. Allergan has launched over 125 eye care products and invested billions of dollars in treatments for the most prevalent eye conditions including glaucoma, ocular surface disease, and retinal diseases such as diabetic macular edema and retinal vein occlusion.
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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