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Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of Posturing Following Surgery for Full-thickness Macular Hole

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01226160
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 22, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 22, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Brief Summary:
This is a pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) to investigate the effect of postoperative face-down positioning on the outcome of macular hole surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Full Thickness Macular Hole Procedure: Postoperative face-down posturing Procedure: Postoperative non-posturing group Early Phase 1

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of Posturing Following Surgery for Full-thickness Macular Hole
Study Start Date : January 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Face-down posturing group
Postoperative face-down positioning for 10 days after surgery.
Procedure: Postoperative face-down posturing
Postoperative face-down posturing for 10 days after surgery.

Active Comparator: Non-posturing group
avoid a face-up position for 10 days after surgery
Procedure: Postoperative non-posturing group
avoid a face-up position only for 10 days after surgery




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Anatomical closure of the macula hole assessed 6 weeks following surgery by ocular coherence tomography. [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Visual acuity assessed 6 weeks following surgery by Snellen charts. [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • full thickness macular hole
  • >16 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • any history of previous intraocular surgery (including cataract surgery)
  • history of ocular trauma
  • history of visual loss greater than 1 year

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01226160


Locations
United Kingdom
Moorfileld's Eye Hospital
London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2PD
Sponsors and Collaborators
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01226160     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06/Q0603/100/01
First Posted: October 22, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 22, 2010
Last Verified: August 2006

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Retinal Perforations
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases