Single Administration of Intracameral Bimatoprost Implant 10 µg in Patients with Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension

Felipe A. Medeiros, Arsham Sheybani, Manjool M. Shah, Marcos Rivas, Zhanying Bai, Erica Werts, Iqbal I.K. Ahmed, E. Randy Craven

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Introduction: This study evaluated the intraocular pressure (IOP)-lowering efficacy and safety of a single intracameral administration of bimatoprost implant 10 µg in adults with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Methods: Two identically designed, randomized, 20-month, parallel-group, phase 3 clinical trials (one study eye/patient) compared three administrations of 10- or 15-µg bimatoprost implant (day 1, weeks 16 and 32) with twice-daily topical timolol maleate 0.5%. An open-label, 24-month, phase 1/2 clinical trial compared one or two implants administered in the study eye with once-daily topical bimatoprost 0.03% in the fellow eye. Separate analyses of the pooled phase 3 and phase 1/2 study datasets evaluated outcomes in the 10-µg bimatoprost implant and comparator treatment arms after a single implant administration, up to the time of implant re-administration or rescue with IOP-lowering medication. Results: In the phase 3 studies, 10-µg bimatoprost implant single administration demonstrated IOP reductions (hour 0) of 4.9–7.0 mmHg through week 15 from a mean (standard deviation, SD) baseline IOP of 24.5 (2.6) mmHg (n = 374); IOP in the topical timolol BID group was reduced by 6.0–6.3 mmHg from a mean (SD) baseline IOP of 24.5 (2.6) mmHg (n = 373). In the phase 1/2 study (n = 21), median time to use of additional IOP-lowering treatment (Kaplan–Meier analysis) was 273 days (approximately 9 months), and 5 of 21 enrolled patients (23.8%) required no additional IOP-lowering treatment up to 24 months after single administration. In each study, after a single implant administration there were no reports of corneal edema, corneal endothelial cell loss, or corneal touch, and no patients had 20% or greater loss in corneal endothelial cell density. Conclusions: Bimatoprost implant single administration lowers IOP and has a favorable safety profile. Additional studies are needed to further evaluate the duration of effect and factors predicting long-term IOP lowering after a single implant administration. Trial registration numbers: NCT02247804, NCT02250651, and NCT01157364.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1517-1537
Number of pages21
JournalOphthalmology and Therapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2022


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