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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.
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
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:41-0400
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The posture of an individual lying face up.
The posture of an individual lying face down.
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