Santen Makes Waves at ESCRS 2019 With Significant Expansion Into Surgical Devices and Publication of Real-world Evidence in Dry Eye Disease

GENEVA, Sept. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Santen EMEA's significant expansion into the surgical devices arena is underlined by the company's activities at this year's European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) congress. In addition to the launch of a new monofocal, hydrophobic intraocular lens (IOL), xact(TM) Mono-EDoF(TM), a panel of experts including Ike K. Ahmed, will review current surgical techniques and introduce Santen's PRESERFLO(TM) MicroShunt device as part of the 'What do you expect from glaucoma surgery?' symposium (Sunday, September 15(th), 13:00 - 14:00, in South 4). PRESERFLO(TM) MicroShunt is a state-of-the-art surgical device, designed in collaboration with ophthalmologists that helps to drain eye fluid and reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) for patients suffering from primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG).

"With the launch of our new, pioneering intraocular lens and continued roll-out for the innovative PRESERFLO(TM) MicroShunt, Santen's position as a specialist and leader in ophthalmology is further strengthened," commented Luis Iglesias, Head of Santen EMEA. "In addition to our surgical devices offering, we continue to invest in our pharmaceutical portfolio including our ongoing commitment to real-world evidence to support the use of our medicines in a clinical setting."

The 24-week results of PERSPECTIVE, an ongoing 12 month, non-interventional, multi-centre, European, prospective study have been presented at ESCRS 2019 (Tuesday 17(th) September, 14:48 to 14:56) as a poster. The study evaluated the effectiveness, tolerability and safety of cyclosporine A (CsA) 0.1% eye drop emulsion, marketed as IKERVIS(®), in controlling severe keratitis and other parameters including improvement of symptoms, in adult dry eye patients, who had previously failed to respond to artificial tear treatments. The interim analysis data demonstrated that CsA 0.1% eye drop emulsion provides an effective, well tolerated and safe treatment at Week 24, compared with baseline, in adults with dry eye disease (DED) and severe keratitis. Key findings include:(1)

-- CsA 0.1% eye drop emulsion provided significant improvements in corneal
fluorescein staining (CFS) grade at Week 24 (77.4%)
-- Statistically significant improvements were also demonstrated at Week
24, from baseline, concerning tear break-up time (TBUT) as well as
objective and subjective measures
-- Most physicians regarded CsA 0.1% eye drop emulsion to be more effective
than previous treatments. Both physicians and patients rated the
tolerability of treatment highly
-- Most treatment-related adverse events (TRAEs) were localised at the
administration site and 67.7% were recovered without issue
Beyond this, Santen EMEA is hosting a range of educational events, both as part of the scientific programme as well as on our exhibition booth with the continuation of our Booth Talks initiative. Led by a number of international experts in their field, this way of engaging delegates aims to create another congress environment for peer-to-peer best practice sharing.


Event Location

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Sunday 15th What do you expect from glaucoma
September surgery?
South 4

13:00 -14:00 Prof. Ingeborg Stalmans, Prof. Alain
Bron, Prof.
Ike Ahmed and Prof. Florent Aptel

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Monday 16th Post-cataract infections:
September Prevention,
West 3
management and the future

13:00 - 14:00
Prof. Francesco Bandello, Prof.
Thomas Kohnen,
Prof. Boris Malyugin and Dr. Ali

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Monday 16th New concept monofocal IOL with
September continuous
West 1

Prof. David Spalton, Dr. Florian
Kretz, Prof. Gerd
U Auffarth and Dr. Mark Packer

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Booth Talks


Saturday 14th How can we make a real difference in
September Dry Eye
Booth A116
over the long-term?

10:00 - 10:30
Prof. Stefano Barabino

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13:00 - 13:30 First clinical experience and bench
with novel monofocal extended depth
of focus

Prof. David Spalton

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15:30 - 16:00 Growing evidence on PRESERFLO(TM)

Prof. Florent Aptel

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Sunday 15th PRESERFLO(TM) MicroShunt: Learning
September from an
experienced user


Prof. Ike Ahmed

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Monday 16th
September Cationic emulsion role in Dry Eye

15:30 - 16:00
Prof. Oksana Vitovska

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In addition to our expansion into surgical devices, we are engaged in research to support patients following ophthalmic surgery. Prof. Francesco Bandello will discuss 'Post-cataract infections: prevention, management and the future' and introduce new data considering the optimal management of post-cataract infectious complications. The discussion will address whether the use of a new topical combination of levofloxacin and dexamethasone followed by dexamethasone alone is not inferior to the standard 2-week tobramycin and dexamethasone treatment in preventing and treating ocular inflammation and in averting infections after cataract surgery.((2))

We are delighted to share these advancements with the community at ESCRS 2019 and look forward to interfacing with the ophthalmology to further address the clinical needs in the ophthalmology community.


2. Data on file: LEADER7
About Santen
As a specialised company dedicated to ophthalmology, Santen carries out research, development, marketing, and sales of pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter products and devices. Santen has long been the market leader in Japan for prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals and is now a leader in the sector in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. With scientific knowledge and organisational capabilities nurtured over nearly 130 years, Santen provides products and services to contribute to the well-being of patients, their loved ones and consequently to society in more than 60 countries. For more information, please visit Santen websites (Japan headquarters) and [] (EMEA).

About PRESERFLO((TM)) MicroShunt
PRESERFLO((TM)) is the new trademark of Innfocus MicroShunt(®). PRESERFLO((TM)) MicroShunt will replace Innfocus MicroShunt(®) in the future.

CONTACT: Garrett Karaaziz, Corporate Communications, Santen EMEA, E:, T: +44 (0) 7795 144 9541

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