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Early Diagnosis, Pathogenesis and Progression of Open Angle Glaucoma

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Verified December 2013 by University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School
German Research Foundation
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University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School Identifier:
First received: June 29, 2007
Last updated: December 11, 2013
Last verified: December 2013
The Erlangen Glaucoma Registry is a clinical registry for cross sectional and longitudinal observation of patients with open angle glaucoma (OAG) or glaucoma suspect, founded in 1991. The primary aim is the evaluation of diagnostic and prognostic validity of morphometrical, sensory and hemodynamical diagnostic procedures. No therapeutic studies are performed.

Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Secondary Open Angle Glaucoma Ocular Hypertension

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Glaucoma Including Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome (SFB 539)

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Further study details as provided by University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to Disease Progression [ Time Frame: up to 20 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
whole blood

Estimated Enrollment: 2500
Study Start Date: January 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Purpose: Detection of onset and progression of structural and functional damage due to glaucoma. Determination of rate and amount of progressive change due to glaucoma. Characterisation of the relationship between structural and functional change over time. Evaluation of predictive factors for the development and progression of glaucoma.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
primary care clinic


  • Patients: Primary open angle glaucoma, secondary open angle glaucoma due to PEX or MDS, glaucoma suspects including ocular hypertension
  • Healthy volunteers (for cross sectional analysis only)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Open anterior chamber angle
  • Best corrected visual acuity 0.7 or better
  • Age between 18 and 65 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any eye disease other than glaucoma
  • Systemic diseases with potentially ocular involvement (e.g., diabetes mellitus)
  • Myopic or hyperopic refractive error exceeding 8.0 diopters
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00494923

Contact: Anselm G Juenemann, Prof. **49-9131-8533001

University Eye Hospital Recruiting
Erlangen, Germany, 91054
Contact: Robert Laemmer, MD    **49-9131-8533001   
Principal Investigator: Christian Y Mardin, Prof.         
Principal Investigator: Folkert K Horn, PhD         
Principal Investigator: Georg Michelson, Prof.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School
German Research Foundation
Study Chair: Anselm G Juenemann, Prof. University Erlangen-Nuremberg
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical School Identifier: NCT00494923     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DFG-SFB539-R
Study First Received: June 29, 2007
Last Updated: December 11, 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glaucoma, Open-Angle
Ocular Hypertension
Eye Diseases processed this record on September 20, 2017