Effect of Topical Brimonidine on Post Cataract Surgery Corneal Edema
Most patients undergoing cataract surgery suffer from corneal edema after the surgery.
Brimonidine drops are a well known and safe Anti-glaucoma medication. the investigators have made several clinical observations that patients receiving Brimonidine drops had a faster resolution of their corneal edema even if they had normal intra-ocular pressure.
The investigators believe that administering topical Brimonidine to patients with significant post operative corneal edema will hasten the resolution of their corneal edema.
Most patients undergoing cataract surgery suffer from corneal edema after the surgery which temporarily reduces their visual acuity until corneal edema resolves over several weeks Brimonidine drops are a well known and safe Anti-glaucoma medication, used to lower intra ocular pressure.
there have been several clinical observations that patients receiving Brimonidine drops had a faster resolution of their corneal edema even in the presence of normal intra-ocular pressure.
The investigators postulated that administering topical Brimonidine to patients with significant post operative corneal edema will hasten their recovery and visual improvement.
In order to prove that Brimonidine drops contribute to faster resolution of cornel edema and visual improvement, the study will randomly compare 50 post cataract surgery patients (group A)who will be administered Brimonidine to 2 control groups (50 people in each group):
group B will be given topical timolol drops 0.5% (another well recognized anti glaucoma medication which reduces intra-ocular pressure by different mechanism than Brimonidine.
Group C will not be given any test drug. All 3 groups will receive the regular post operative medications which include corticosteroids and antibiotics.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Brimonidine Tartrate 0.2%, Timolol maleate 0.5%
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- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00800423
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A beta-adrenergic antagonist similar in action to PROPRANOLOL. The levo-isomer is the more active. Timolol has been proposed as an antihypertensive, antiarrhythmic, antiangina, and antiglaucoma agent. It is also used in the treatment of MIGRAINE DISORDERS and tremor.
New blood vessels originating from the corneal veins and extending from the limbus into the adjacent CORNEAL STROMA. Neovascularization in the superficial and/or deep corneal stroma is a sequel to numerous inflammatory diseases of the ocular anterior segment, such as TRACHOMA, viral interstitial KERATITIS, microbial KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS, and the immune response elicited by CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION.
An excessive amount of fluid in the cornea due to damage of the epithelium or endothelium causing decreased visual acuity.
The measurement of curvature and shape of the anterior surface of the cornea using techniques such as keratometry, keratoscopy, photokeratoscopy, profile photography, computer-assisted image processing and videokeratography. This measurement is often applied in the fitting of contact lenses and in diagnosing corneal diseases or corneal changes including keratoconus, which occur after keratotomy and keratoplasty.
A puncture or hole through the CORNEAL STROMA resulting from various diseases or trauma.
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