Safety Study of Conventional Versus Micropulse Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation in Treating End-Stage Glaucoma
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00349414
Verified May 2008 by National University Hospital, Singapore. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
End-stage glaucoma is difficult to treat, and it may sometimes be unresponsive to surgery or medications. A common treatment is the conventional transscleral cyclophotocoagulaion, but it has various side effects. This study specifically aims to compare the intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering effects and the incidence of complications such as hypotony, phthisis, sympathetic ophthalmia, surface conjunctival burns, bulbar conjunctival swelling, decompensation of corneal grafts, hyphema and vitreous hemorrhage, in conventional and the newer micropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation.The hypothesis is that the micropulse transscleral cyclophotocoagulation will be as good or better than the conventional transscleral cyclophotocoagulation, with less complications.
Number of patients in each group that had a 30% decrease of IOP from baseline after 6 months
Secondary Outcome Measures
Number of patients with complications, such as hypotony, phthisis, sympathetic ophthalmia, surface conjunctival burns, bulbar conjunctival swelling, decompensation of corneal grafts, hyphema and vitreous hemorrhage
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Ages Eligible for Study:
22 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
· More than 21 years old
Advanced glaucoma refractory to maximum tolerated medical and surgical treatment
Visual acuity worse than 6/60
Poor candidates for additional filtration surgery
· Any eye surgery done within 2 months of enrolment