Assessment of Fibrin Glue in Pterygium Surgery and Other Forms of External Eye Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 26, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 12, 2010
National University, Singapore
Information provided by:
Singapore National Eye Centre

Brief Summary:

Tisseel fibrin adhesive has been used extensively in many forms of surgery. Its use in eye surgery has been relatively recent. A few studies recently showed it was effective in securing conjunctival grafts in pterygium surgery, and in securing wounds after glaucoma and squint surgery.

We sought to confirm its effectiveness in pterygium surgery, as well as prove its effectiveness in securing other material to the ocular surface such as amniotic membrane. Our hypothesis is that fibrin adhesive is effective in securing various types of material to the ocular surface for a sufficient length of time to allow adequate healing before it is absorbed and degraded.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pterygium Ocular Surface Cicatrizing Diseases Device: Tisseel fibrin adhesive Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 32 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Assessment of Fibrin Glue in Pterygium Surgery and Other Forms of Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Study Start Date : November 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2008

Intervention Details:
  • Device: Tisseel fibrin adhesive
    Intraoperative application to scleral bed and graft

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Graft dislocation [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
  2. Pterygium recurrence [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Graft dimensions [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  2. Patient comfort on visual analogue scale [ Time Frame: 1 month ]
  3. Visual acuity [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. significant pterygium clinically requiring excision
  2. willingness to participate in research project and to attend research clinic

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. age < 18 years
  2. other concurrent corneal pathology
  3. poor acuity due to other ocular pathology
  4. poor general health

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00344201

Singapore National Eye Centre
Singapore, Singapore, 168751
Sponsors and Collaborators
Singapore National Eye Centre
National University, Singapore
Principal Investigator: Donald TH Tan, FRCOphth Singapore Eye Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Yong M Por, FRCS Singapore National Eye Centre

Responsible Party: Yong Ming Por, Singapore National Eye Centre Identifier: NCT00344201     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R389/47/2004
First Posted: June 26, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 12, 2010
Last Verified: May 2010

Keywords provided by Singapore National Eye Centre:
Fibrin adhesive
Conjunctival graft
Ocular surface reconstruction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Conjunctival Diseases
Eye Diseases
Fibrin Tissue Adhesive