Compliance and Administration Technique in Topical Drug Therapy of Glaucoma
Clinic-based evaluation of patients compliance with topical medications in the treatment of glaucoma. Also assessing effectiveness of delivery techniques among these patients.
Observational Model: Defined Population, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional, Time Perspective: Prospective
Toronto Western Hospital
University of Toronto
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00303121
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A localized defect in the visual field bordered by an area of normal vision. This occurs with a variety of EYE DISEASES (e.g., RETINAL DISEASES and GLAUCOMA); OPTIC NERVE DISEASES, and other conditions.
Low Tension Glaucoma
A form of GLAUCOMA in which chronic optic nerve damage and loss of vision normally attributable to buildup of intraocular pressure occurs despite prevailing conditions of normal intraocular pressure.
Rare congenital disorder of connective tissue characterized by brachydactyly, joint stiffness, childhood onset of ocular abnormalities (e.g., microspherophakia, ECTOPIA LENTIS; GLAUCOMA), and proportionate short stature. Cardiovascular anomalies are occasionally seen.
Scanning Laser Polarimetry
A technique of diagnostic imaging of RETINA or CORNEA of the human eye involving the measurement and interpretation of polarizing ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES such as radio or light waves. It is helpful in the diagnosis of GLAUCOMA; MACULAR DEGENERATION; and other retinal disorders.
Corneal Endothelial Cell Loss
Loss of CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM usually following intraocular surgery (e.g., cataract surgery) or due to FUCHS' ENDOTHELIAL DYSTROPHY; ANGLE-CLOSURE GLAUCOMA; IRITIS; or aging.
Purpose. In glaucoma, the optic nerve head (ONH) is the principal site of initial axonal injury and elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is the predominant risk factor. However, the initial responses o...