Polyglactin Sutures Versus Nylon Sutures for Suturing of Conjunctival Autograft in Pterygium Surgery: a Randomised Controlled Trial

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00391573
First received: October 23, 2006
Last updated: June 14, 2011
Last verified: June 2011
  Purpose

To compare the use of polyglactin sutures versus nylon sutures for conjunctival autograft suturing in pterygium surgery.


Condition Intervention
Pterygium
Procedure: Polyglactin sutures for suturing of conjunctival autograft in pterygium surgery
Procedure: Nylon sutures for suturing of conjunctival autograft in pterygium surgery

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Polyglactin Sutures Versus Nylon Sutures for Suturing of Conjunctival Autograft in Pterygium Surgery: a Randomised Controlled Trial

Further study details as provided by Hospital Authority, Hong Kong:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The difference in VAS score between the two groups

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Graft hyperemia, oedema and tarsal conjunctival papillary hypertrophy
  • Surgical complications
  • Pterygium recurrence

Estimated Enrollment: 32
Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2005
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Inclusion criteria included patients with primary nasal pterygium, aged 18 years or older, and able to cooperate surgery under local anaesthesia.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with recurrent pterygium, scarred superior conjunctiva, previous surgery involving the superior bulbar conjunctiva, history of glaucoma, and cicatricial ocular surface disease were excluded
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Locations
China
Hong Kong Eye Hospital
Hong Kong, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Victoria Wong, Dr Hong Kong Eye Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00391573     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KC/KE-05-0008, HARECCTR0500063
Study First Received: October 23, 2006
Last Updated: June 14, 2011
Health Authority: Hong Kong: Ethics Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pterygium
Conjunctival Diseases
Eye Diseases

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