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Ahmed Glaucoma Valve and Single-Plate Molteno Implants in Treatment of Refractory Glaucoma

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00971061
First Posted: September 3, 2009
Last Update Posted: September 4, 2009
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Information provided by:
Vanak Eye Surgery Center
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy and safety of the Ahmed valve implant (AVI) and the Molteno single-plate implant (MSPI) in eyes with refractory glaucoma during a follow-up period of 24 months.

Condition Intervention Phase
Refractory Glaucoma Device: Ahmed valve implant Device: Molteno single-plate implant (MSPI) Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Vanak Eye Surgery Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Intra Ocular pressure (IOP) [ Time Frame: Month 24 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Intra Ocular pressure (IOP) [ Time Frame: day 1,week 1, and months 1, 3, 6, 9, 12 and 18 ]
  • Changes in visual acuity [ Time Frame: day 1,week 1, and months 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24. ]
  • Number of anti-glaucoma medications [ Time Frame: week 1, and months 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 ]
  • Mean deviation of visual field, [ Time Frame: week 1, and months 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 ]
  • Rate of intra- and postoperative complications [ Time Frame: week 1, and months 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 ]

Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: January 2003
Study Completion Date: August 2005
Primary Completion Date: August 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: MSPI
Molteno single-plate implant
Device: Molteno single-plate implant (MSPI)
134 mm2 surface area single-plate Molteno implant (Molteno Ophthalmic Limited, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Active Comparator: AVI
Ahmed valve implant
Device: Ahmed valve implant
184 mm2 surface area Ahmed Glaucoma Valve (AGV Model FP7; New World Medical Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA)

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • refractory glaucoma, defined as uncontrolled IOP despite maximal anti-glaucoma medication, previously failed nonseton surgical treatment, or a combination thereof.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age less than 40 years
  • a visual acuity of no light perception
  • lens opacity
  • elevated IOP associated with silicone oil previous glaucoma drainage device implantation in the same eye
  • previous cyclodestructive treatment
  • increased risk of endophthalmitis posterior segment disorders
  • pre-existing ocular comorbidities.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00971061


Locations
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Vanak Eye Surgery Center
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanak Eye Surgery Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Nader Nassiri, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Imam Hussein Medical Center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Principal Investigator: Nariman Nassiri, MD Medical Researcher, Vanak Eye Surgery Center, Tehran, Iran
Principal Investigator: Ghazal Kamali, MD 4th-year Resident, Department of Ophthalmology, Imam Hussein Medical Center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00971061     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1465087
First Submitted: September 2, 2009
First Posted: September 3, 2009
Last Update Posted: September 4, 2009
Last Verified: September 2009

Keywords provided by Vanak Eye Surgery Center:
Ahmed valve
single-plate Molteno implant
refractory glaucoma
surgical treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glaucoma
Ocular Hypertension
Eye Diseases