Allergan, an AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) company, today announced new data to be presented from Allergan’s leading portfolio of eye care treatments at the 2022 American Glaucoma Society (AGS) Annual Meeting being held in Nashville, TN and virtually from March 3-6. Presentations will include updated analyses that help further scientific understanding of DURYSTA® (bimatoprost intracameral implant), as well as new data on the XEN® Gel Stent. The DURYSTA data presentations coincide with the two-year anniversary of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of this first-of-its-kind eye pressure lowering treatment for glaucoma patients in March 2020.
“Glaucoma is one of the primary causes of irreversible vision loss and blindness worldwide. We are proud of our portfolio that provides treatments to glaucoma patients at different stages of their disease, but know there is still work to be done,” said Michael R. Robinson, M.D., vice president, global therapeutic area head, eye care, AbbVie. “At AGS 2022 we will build on the growing body of knowledge around DURYSTA two years after its FDA approval, and present additional data about XEN investigating potential new uses of the gel stent that may improve glaucoma patient outcomes.”
Data to be presented include a new study comparing the efficacy and safety of the XEN Gel Stent to trabeculectomy, as well as data from the EXPAND study evaluating the real-world effectiveness and safety of a novel investigational placement of the stent. The XEN Gel Stent is FDA-cleared only for ab-interno placement.
Researchers will also present data from an ongoing 24-month extension study of the Phase 3 ARTEMIS study assessing the efficacy and duration of DURYSTA. DURYSTA was approved by the FDA in March 2020 to reduce eye pressure, or intraocular pressure (IOP), in patients with open angle glaucoma (OAG) or high eye pressure (ocular hypertension, or OHT). Findings from a study documenting DURYSTA’s impact on IOP over a 24-hour period will also be presented at the meeting.
A complete listing of the Allergan abstracts that are scheduled to be presented at the 2022 AGS Annual Meeting can be viewed at https://www.xcdsystem.com/ags/program/S9oEr0i/index.cfm.