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Assessment of Retinal Nerve Fibre Layer by Optical Coherence Tomography in Uveitis Patients With Papilloedema

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 27, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 18, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Carsten Heinz, St. Franziskus Hospital

Brief Summary:
Assessment of optic disc morphology can be difficult in patients with uveitis and papilloedema. Therefore different optical coherence tomography (OCT) and laser scanning techniques may help to detect damage to the retinal nerve fibre layer.

Condition or disease
Uveitis Glaucoma

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Retinal Nerve Fibre Layer in Uveitic Secondary Glaucoma
Study Start Date : July 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2011

papilloedema without glaucoma
papilloedema with glaucoma
glaucoma without papilloedema

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Alterations of retinal nerve fibre layer by optical coherence tomography [ Time Frame: once at study entry ]
    Baseline comparision of retinal nerve fibre layer thickness in patients with uveitis and with or without papilloedema at study entry. No follow-up examination scheduled

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 100 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
all patients with anterior or intermediate uveitis and papillooedema in fluoreszein angiography.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • anterior or intermediate uveitis
  • papilloedema
  • glaucoma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • dense cataract
  • dense vitreous opacification
  • circular posterior synechiae

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01170481

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Department of Ophthalmology at St.-Franziskus Hospital
Muenster, Germany, 48145
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Franziskus Hospital
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Study Chair: Arnd Heiligenhaus, MD Department at St. Franziskus Hospital
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Carsten Heinz, Head of Department, St. Franziskus Hospital Identifier: NCT01170481    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-128-f-S
First Posted: July 27, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2015
Last Verified: November 2015
Keywords provided by Carsten Heinz, St. Franziskus Hospital:
anterior and intermediate uveitis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ocular Hypertension
Eye Diseases
Uveal Diseases
Optic Nerve Diseases
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Nervous System Diseases