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STARfloTM: A Suprachoroidal Drainage Implant Made from STAR® Biomaterial

  • Sayeh Pourjavan
  • Nathalie J. M. Collignon
  • Veva De Groot
  • Rich A. Eiferman
  • Andrew J. Marshall
  • Cecile J. RoyEmail author
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Abstract

STARfloTM is a new glaucoma drainage device (GDD) comprised entirely of Healionics’ proprietary STAR® Biomaterial, a precision-pore structured silicone. The STARfloTM relies on extensive research and studies conducted for several years on the STAR® Biomaterial as implantable material and on STARflo predecessors in the ophthalmic field – the CELLplant and the ClarifEYE. The device’s bleb-free drainage mechanism, soft-sponge design, and fibrosis-resistant pore geometry give it several advantages over competing GDDs. The safety and the performances of the STARflo device were demonstrated on animals while early results on human shows encouraging results in the control of the IOP with a reduction of glaucoma medications.

Keywords

Anterior Chamber Aqueous Humor Trabecular Meshwork Pore Throat Glaucoma Medication 
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Acknowledgments

The authors express warm thanks to M. Maginness (PhD, Healionics Corporation), Dr. R.E. Norquist (PhD, Wound Healing Of Oklahoma, Inc.), and Dr. C. Woods (DVM, BioVeteria Life Sciences, LLC) for their contribution and inputs in this chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sayeh Pourjavan
    • 1
  • Nathalie J. M. Collignon
    • 2
  • Veva De Groot
    • 3
  • Rich A. Eiferman
    • 4
  • Andrew J. Marshall
    • 5
  • Cecile J. Roy
    • 6
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyCliniques Universitaires St. Luc, UCLBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Division of Neuro-Ophthtalmology and Glaucoma, Department of OphthalmologyUniversity Hospital of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity Hospital AntwerpEdegemBelgium
  4. 4.Department of OphthalmologyUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  5. 5.Healionics CorporationSeattleUSA
  6. 6.iSTAR Medical SAIsnesBelgium

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