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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 11, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 23, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Open Angle Glaucoma Procedure: lasertrabeculoplasty Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Micropulse Laser Trabeculoplasty (532nm) Versus Conventional Laser Trabeculoplasty (532nm) in Open Angle Glaucoma Patients
Study Start Date : February 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Glaucoma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: lasertrabeculoplasty Procedure: lasertrabeculoplasty
Other Name: Conventional (532nm)

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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 :
  1. Secondary the complication rate between the two techniques will be compared [ Time Frame: one year of follow up ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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 (NCT number): NCT01788319

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

Responsible Party: Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven Identifier: NCT01788319     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S55194
First Posted: February 11, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 23, 2015
Last Verified: February 2013

Keywords provided by Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven:
laser trabeculoplasty

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glaucoma, Open-Angle
Ocular Hypertension
Eye Diseases