Oculusgen (Ologen) Glaucoma MMC Control in Estonia
To compare the safety and effectiveness between ologen collagen matrix and mitomycin-C (MMC) in glaucoma surgery.
The ologen collagen matrix implantation procedure is same as traditional trabeculectomy except implant the ologen collagen matrix on the top of sclera flap after one loose stich the sclera flap. The MMC application is as the standard.
Ologen collagen matrix is implanted on the top of sclera flap after the loose stich sclera flap is done for the filtering surgery. The concept of ologen collagen matrix is to creat the subconjunctiva bleb and modulate the wound healing for the surgery. By implanting ologen collagen matrix in the place, subconjuctival and trabdoor scars might be prevented. This is because the ologen collagen matrix is a 3-D scaffold porous structure that can guide fibroblast to grow randomly, instead of linear alignment. This can reduce the scar formation.
Doctors apply MMC for the glaucoma surgery is also trying to inhibite the scar formation. But MMC has been long time used and glaucoma specialists have not found anything to replace it.
Ologen collagen matrix concept is not INHIBITION, it is guiding and creating a physiological tissue. The successful of ologen collagen matrix may be on par with MMC but the safety and side effects will be much less.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Open Angle Glaucoma
ologen (oculusgen) collagen matrix
Tartu University Clinics
Pro Top & Mediking Company Limited
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00524758
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Glaucoma in which the angle of the anterior chamber is open and the trabecular meshwork does not encroach on the base of the iris.
Congenital open-angle glaucoma that results from dysgenesis of the angle structures accompanied by increased intraocular pressure and enlargement of the eye. Treatment is both medical and surgical.
Matrix Metalloproteinase 9
An endopeptidase that is structurally similar to MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE 2. It degrades GELATIN types I and V; COLLAGEN TYPE IV; and COLLAGEN TYPE V.
Collagen Type Vi
A non-fibrillar collagen that forms a network of MICROFIBRILS within the EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX of CONNECTIVE TISSUE. The alpha subunits of collagen type VI assemble into antiparallel, overlapping dimers which then align to form tetramers.
Matrix Metalloproteinase 8
A member of the MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASES that cleaves triple-helical COLLAGEN types I, II, and III.
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