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Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Assessed by Dynamic Contour Tonometer (DCT) and Goldman Applanation Tonometry (GAT)

This study has been completed.
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St. Franziskus Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 31, 2007
Last updated: November 17, 2009
Last verified: November 2009
The purpose of this study is to evaluate an assessment of the intraocular pressure with the dynamic contour tonometry and the Goldmann applanation tonometry in patients with active anterior uveitis.

Uveitis Intraocular Pressure

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Inflammatory Changes of Corneal Thickness and Influence on Assessment of Intraocular Pressure

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • IOP by GAT and DCT [ Time Frame: 3 months after treatment start ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 2007
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
Keratoprecipitates are often found in anterior uveitis. Also elevation of the IOP can be seen in these patients. Goldmann applanation tonometry is the standard technique to assess the IOP but depends on the corneal thickness. Therefore IOP is measured by Goldmann and dynamic contour tonometry and corneal thickness is quantified by Orbscan at active uveitis and after the keratoprecipitates have disappeared.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
tertiary referral center

Inclusion Criteria:

  • active anterior or panuveitis with keratoprecipitates

Exclusion Criteria:

  • corneal endothelial dystrophy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00552019

Department of Ophthalmology at St.-Franziskus Hospital
Münster, Germany, 48145
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Franziskus Hospital
Study Director: Arnd Heiligenhaus, MD Department of Ophthalmology at St.-Franziskus Hospital
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Department of Ophthalmology at St. Franziskus Hospital Identifier: NCT00552019     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007-405-f-S
Study First Received: October 31, 2007
Last Updated: November 17, 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Uveal Diseases
Eye Diseases processed this record on June 23, 2017