Long-Term IOP Fluctuation and VF Progression After Triple Procedure
Long-term intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuation may be significantly associated with the progression of glaucomatous visual field loss, even in patients kept always low IOP after triple procedure, an effective approach for patients with coexisting glaucoma and visually significant cataracts.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
|Official Title:||Long-Term Intraocular Pressure Fluctuation and Visual Field Progression in Glaucoma Patients With Low Intraocular Pressure After Triple Procedure|
|Study Start Date:||October 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2005|
Previous studies reported that lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) slowed the advancement of visual field damage in glaucoma patients. However, even if the IOP can been substantially lowered, reduction of mean and peak IOP does not always prevent visual field progression.We believe that the long-term IOP fluctuation may play a significant role in visual field deterioration in those patients.
|Korea, Republic of|
|Yonsei University College of Medicine|
|Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 135-720|
|Principal Investigator:||Gong Je Seong, MD, PhD||Yondgong Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine|