Neurotomy of Optic Nerve in Non-Arthritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

This study has been completed.
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Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Identifier:
First received: September 5, 2006
Last updated: October 11, 2006
Last verified: November 2002
Non-arthritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy is the most common cause of sudden visual loss due to optic nerve involvement in patients above 50 years old. As this problem can be considered as a sclera out let syndrome an there is no effective and successful treatment for it, we decided to do a neurotomy procedure and relax the involved optic nerve in order to achieve acceptable treating outcome.

Condition Intervention Phase
Non Arthritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Procedure: optic nerve neurotomy
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences:

Study Start Date: January 2003

Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with non-arthritic anterior ischemic optic nerve

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Visual acuity more than 20/200
  • Other intra occular operations
  • Passing more than 4 weeks of the problem
  • Arthritic anterior ischemic optic nerve
  • Age under 50 years
  • Consumption of previous pharmaceutical treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00372021

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Ophthalmic Research Center
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 16666
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Principal Investigator: Masoud Soheilian, MD Ophthalmic Research Center of Shaheed Beheshti Medical University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00372021     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 8136 
Study First Received: September 5, 2006
Last Updated: October 11, 2006
Health Authority: Iran: Ethics Committee

Keywords provided by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences:
non arthritic ischemic optic neuropathy
anterior ischemic optic neuropathy
Optic nerve Neurotomy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Optic Nerve Diseases
Optic Neuropathy, Ischemic
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Eye Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
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