The Effect of 5-FU and LMW Heparin on the Rate of Retinal Redetachment After Silicone Oil Removal in Cases of PVR

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2007 by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 1, 2006
Last Update Posted : July 12, 2007
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Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the effect of combined 5-FU and low molecular weight heparin in infusion on the rate of retinal redetachment after silicone oil removal in cases of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy Drug: low molecular weight heparin, 5-FU Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : February 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date : July 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Blood Thinners

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Retinal redetachment rate

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. visual acuity
  2. intraocular pressure
  3. reoperation
  4. relative afferent pupillary defect

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cases with history of vitrectomy and silicone oil injection for management of PVR who undergo silicone oil removal

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any sign of retinal redetachment before silicone oil removal
  • any sign of diabetic retinopathy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00371020

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Hamid Ahmadieh, MD
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 16666
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: Hamid Ahmadieh, MD Ophthalmic Research Center of Shaheed Beheshti Medical University Identifier: NCT00371020     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 8373
First Posted: September 1, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 12, 2007
Last Verified: July 2007

Keywords provided by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences:
silicone oil
retinal redetachment
low molecular weight heparin

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Vitreoretinopathy, Proliferative
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Calcium heparin
Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight
Fibrinolytic Agents
Fibrin Modulating Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action