Phacotrabeculotomy vs. CCI+Phaco in Patients With Borderline Control of Intraocular Pressure

2014-07-24 14:24:29 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of the study is to determine whether combined cataract and glaucoma surgery (phacotrabeculotomy)is more effective in lowering intraocular pressure than cataract surgery alone in patients with borderline control of intraocular pressure.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Primary Open Angle Glaucoma


Phacoemulsification, implantation of intraocular lens, Phacoemulsification, Implantation of IOL, trabeculotomy






Medical University of Vienna

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:24:29-0400

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