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A 1-year prospective, randomized, investigator-masked trial comparing the confocal and clinical effects of treatment with unpreserved prostaglandins (tafluprost) versus preserved prostaglandins (latanoprost) in newly-diagnosed glaucoma patients.
The study protocol comprises 5 visits: baseline, month 3, month 6, month 9, month 12.
At baseline a clinical evaluator will perform a complete ophthalmologic evaluation to confirm diagnosis. The following examinations will be done in the following sequence: anterior segment examination, Shirmer test, Break-up time test. Thereafter, a confocal evaluator will perform confocal microscopy of the central and the peripheral cornea. Finally, contact measurements will be done in the following order: IOP (which will be measured at 3 pm), pachimetry (only at baseline visit) and gonioscony (only at baseline visit). A 15 minutes interval will elapse between two consecutive tests.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
San Paolo Hospital
University of Milan
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T04:00:29-0400
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