Protocol for RCT of Posturing in Phacovitrectomy for Full Thickness Macular Hole (FTMH)

2014-07-23 21:11:41 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of postoperative posturing on the outcome of macular hole surgery. Current practice is divided; some individuals are advised to posture face-down for 10 days and others are advised that posturing is unnecessary. By evaluating the effect of posturing in a prospective randomised controlled trial the investigators hope to determine best practice, enabling surgeons and patients to make informed decisions regarding postoperative management.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Full Thickness Macular Hole


Face down posture


Gartnavel General Hospital
United Kingdom
G12 0YN




NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:41-0400

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