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Micropulse Laser Trabeculoplasty (532nm) Versus Conventional Laser Trabeculoplasty (532nm)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier:
First received: February 1, 2013
Last updated: June 22, 2015
Last verified: February 2013
This study will investigate if micropulse laser trabeculoplasty (532nm) is as effecttive as or better than the conventional laser trabeculoplasty (532nm), it might be a new treatment strategy for glaucoma patients. It is done with a laser device that can also be used for many other ophthalmic applications, thus reducing the economic burden of treatment.

Condition Intervention
Open Angle Glaucoma
Procedure: lasertrabeculoplasty

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Micropulse Laser Trabeculoplasty (532nm) Versus Conventional Laser Trabeculoplasty (532nm) in Open Angle Glaucoma Patients

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Further study details as provided by Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • to compare the intraocular pressure reduction with the micropulse laser trabeculoplasty (532nm) versus the conventional laser trabeculoplasty (532nm) [ Time Frame: one year of follow-up ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Secondary the complication rate between the two techniques will be compared [ Time Frame: one year of follow up ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: February 2013
Study Completion Date: June 2015
Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: lasertrabeculoplasty Procedure: lasertrabeculoplasty
Other Name: Conventional (532nm)


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • individuals over 18 years old
  • willing to sign an informed consent and able to comply the requirements of the study
  • having no other ocular diseases besides glaucoma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of ocular trauma
  • intraocular surgery (except for phaco)
  • pigment dispersion and exfoliation glaucoma
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01788319

Department of Ophthalmology, UZLeuven
Leuven, Belgium
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Principal Investigator: Evelien Vandewalle, MD, PhD Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
  More Information

Responsible Party: Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier: NCT01788319     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S55194
Study First Received: February 1, 2013
Last Updated: June 22, 2015

Keywords provided by Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven:
laser trabeculoplasty

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glaucoma, Open-Angle
Ocular Hypertension
Eye Diseases processed this record on April 27, 2017