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Polyglactin Sutures Versus Nylon Sutures for Suturing of Conjunctival Autograft in Pterygium Surgery: a Randomised Controlled Trial

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Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00391573
First Posted: October 24, 2006
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2011
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Information provided by:
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
  Purpose
To compare the use of polyglactin sutures versus nylon sutures for conjunctival autograft suturing in pterygium surgery.

Condition Intervention
Pterygium Procedure: Polyglactin sutures for suturing of conjunctival autograft in pterygium surgery Procedure: Nylon sutures for suturing of conjunctival autograft in pterygium surgery

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Polyglactin Sutures Versus Nylon Sutures for Suturing of Conjunctival Autograft in Pterygium Surgery: a Randomised Controlled Trial

Further study details as provided by Hospital Authority, Hong Kong:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The difference in VAS score between the two groups

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Graft hyperemia, oedema and tarsal conjunctival papillary hypertrophy
  • Surgical complications
  • Pterygium recurrence

Estimated Enrollment: 32
Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2005
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Inclusion criteria included patients with primary nasal pterygium, aged 18 years or older, and able to cooperate surgery under local anaesthesia.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with recurrent pterygium, scarred superior conjunctiva, previous surgery involving the superior bulbar conjunctiva, history of glaucoma, and cicatricial ocular surface disease were excluded
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00391573


Locations
China
Hong Kong Eye Hospital
Hong Kong, China
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Victoria Wong, Dr Hong Kong Eye Hospital
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00391573     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KC/KE-05-0008
HARECCTR0500063
First Submitted: October 23, 2006
First Posted: October 24, 2006
Last Update Posted: June 16, 2011
Last Verified: June 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pterygium
Conjunctival Diseases
Eye Diseases