Intraocular Steroid After Cataract Surgery Study

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 25, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2007
Information provided by:
Dean Health System

Brief Summary:
The use of one dose of an antibiotic and steroid injected into the eye at the end of cataract surgery is as safe and effective as the post operative use of eyedrops after cataract surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cataract Drug: intraocular triamcinolone and gatifloxicin Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
This prospective randomized controlled trial included 80 eyes of 40 patients having routine phacoemulsification of cataract. Patients between 40 and 80 years of age who met enrollment criteria, required cataract surgery in both eyes, and agreed to participate, were enrolled in the study over a nine month period in 2006 at the office of one cataract surgeon. Eyes were randomly assigned to receive either the eye drop or injection protocol on the initial consultative visit. All surgery was preformed by one surgeon (JGS) using topical anesthesia, the Infiniti phacoemulsification system (Alcon) and an Acrysof SN60WF (Alcon) intraocular lens. The fellow eye was operated upon using the same technique and instrumentation two weeks later and was assigned to the group opposite the first eye. All eyes were examined by the operating surgeon at days 1, 8, 15, 30 and 90 postoperatively with uncorrected visual acuity, best corrected visual acuity, intraocular pressure, corneal edema, anterior chamber cell and flare recorded.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 41 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Intracameral Use of Triamcinolone and Gatifloxacin Versus Standard Postoperative Steroid and Antibiotic Eye Drops After Cataract Surgery
Study Start Date : March 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Cataract
U.S. FDA Resources

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. visual acuity [ Time Frame: 90 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. intraocular inflammation [ Time Frame: 90 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Inclusion criteria for patients to enter the study included age 40 to 80 years, clinically significant cataract in both eyes, the patient’s willingness to enter the study and have cataract surgery preformed on each eye in a sequentially within a two or three week time frame.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Exclusion criteria included a history of glaucoma, retinopathy of any type, pseudoexfoliation, other significant ocular co morbidity and systemic diabetes.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00478764

United States, Wisconsin
Davis Duehr Dean Baraboo
Baraboo, Wisconsin, United States, 53913
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dean Health System
Principal Investigator: Jonathan G Stock, MD Dean Health Systems

Publications: Identifier: NCT00478764     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IOSS
First Posted: May 25, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 25, 2007
Last Verified: May 2007

Keywords provided by Dean Health System:
visual acuity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Capsule Opacification
Lens Diseases
Eye Diseases
Triamcinolone hexacetonide
Triamcinolone Acetonide
Triamcinolone diacetate
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action