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Multi-center, prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial to compare selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) and Argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) in pseudoexfoliation glaucoma and ocular hypertension patients. IOP will be recorded, at baseline, 6 weeks, 6 months and 1 year after the laser procedure.
This study derives from a clinical observation that laser treated eyed with PXF glaucoma may have a similar long-term response rates when either ALT or SLT is performed. Some authors have considered that there is a risk of IOP elevation in the immediate post laser period with ALT or SLT as a complication to be related to denser angle pigmentation (20,48). (46) No long-term analysis comparing response rates of both laser treatments in these types of patients has been done.
Primary objective is to determine which laser therapy has more IOP lowering effect as primary or adjunctive treatment in eyes diagnosed with ocular hypertension and glaucoma associated to PXF. Response rates will be compared between groups at long-term.
Secondary objective is to determine the relationship between the type of laser therapy performed and angle pigmentation, number of applications, and amount of energy used with age, number and type of medication used post laser and phakic status.
Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Rockyview General Hospital Eye Clinic
University of Calgary
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:35-0400
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The purpose of this study is to investigate how much selective trabeculoplasty (SLT) influences intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuations measured with iCare Home rebound tonometry (RTHome) ...
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The deposition of flaky, translucent fibrillar material most conspicuous on the anterior lens capsule and pupillary margin but also in both surfaces of the iris, the zonules, trabecular meshwork, ciliary body, corneal endothelium, and orbital blood vessels. It sometimes forms a membrane on the anterior iris surface. Exfoliation refers to the shedding of pigment by the iris. (Newell, Ophthalmology, 7th ed, p380)
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Rare congenital disorder with multiple anomalies including: characteristic dysmorphic craniofacial features, musculoskeletal abnormalities, neurocognitive delay, and high prevalence of cancer. Germline mutations in H-Ras protein can cause Costello syndrome. Costello syndrome shows early phenotypic overlap with other disorders that involve MAP KINASE SIGNALING SYSTEM (e.g., NOONAN SYNDROME and cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome).
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In a clinical trial or interventional study, participants receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators. These interventions may be medical products, such as drugs or devices; procedures; or change...