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Axial Length Change in Eyes Treated by Silicone Sponge Scleral Buckling

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2012 by Meir Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center Identifier:
First received: July 19, 2012
Last updated: June 11, 2013
Last verified: July 2012

All existing medical literatue regarding axial length (AL) changes after scleral buckling surgery for retinal detachment, descibes changes after solid silicone buckling. In this hospital, the investigators use only silicone sponge buckling, which has different properties and a different buckle profile. there are no studies in the literature describing tha AL changes after sponge buckling, or whether the AL change is less or more than with solid silicone buckles. The investigators wish to determine whether the AL change profile with their silicone sponge is significantly different, and if so, whether this is clinically important in determining the better choice of buckle material to be preferred.

Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Axial Length Change in Eyes Treated by Silicone Sponge Scleral Buckling.

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Further study details as provided by Meir Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Axial length in eye as measured by Zeiss IOL Master. [ Time Frame: Single non-invasive measurement at 1 time point. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: July 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients at least 6 months after succesful retinal detachment surgery, with silicone sponge scleral buckling, currently attached, and with IOL Master pre-surgery Axial Length measurement .


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients at least 6 months after succesful retinal detachment surgery
  • with silicone sponge scleral buckling
  • currently attached
  • with IOL Master pre-surgery Axial Length measurement

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with failed surgery and currently detached
  • patients with vitreos silicone oil tamponade
  • patients with radial or other non-circumference buckles
  • patients with unclear media not amenable to IOL Master exam
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01647373

Contact: Alexander Rubowitz, MD 972-9-7472772

Meir hospital, dept. Of ophthalmology Not yet recruiting
Kfar Saba, Israel
Retina Service, Meir Hospital Not yet recruiting
Kfar Saba, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Alex Rubowitz, MD Retina Service, Meir Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT01647373     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0125-12
Study First Received: July 19, 2012
Last Updated: June 11, 2013
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
retinal detachment
scleral buckle
silicone sponge
axial length
surgery included silicone sponge scleral buckling
retina currently attached
at least 6 months after surgery

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Retinal Detachment
Eye Diseases
Retinal Diseases processed this record on February 27, 2015