Last updated on February 2018

Study on Ex-PRESS Implantation Combined With Phacoemulsification in Primary Angle-closure Glaucoma


Brief description of study

Primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) is common, phacotrabeculectomy is associated with a significant risk of complications.The Ex-PRESS shunt was introduced as a modification to trabeculectomy, with the theoretical advantages of reduced complications.Our purpose is to perform a prospective study to evaluate the clinical outcomes and safety of the Ex-PRESS shunt with cataract surgery for PACG patients coexisting cataract.

Detailed Study Description

The Ex-PRESS is a miniature stainless steel glaucoma device, developed as an alternative to trabeculectomy mainly for patients with primary open-angle glaucoma.It has been proved to be as effective as trabeculectomy in a series of researches. However the early postoperative complication of Ex-PRESS implantation is less frequent compared with trabeculectomy. Ex-PRESS was designed initially for open angle glaucoma, gradually some scholars used it in refractory postpenetrating keratoplasty glaucoma and in vitrectomized glaucoma,which showed that Ex-PRESS shunt implantation was an effective procedure too. We analyzed the clinical efficacy and safety of combined phacoemulsification and Ex-PRESS implantation for PACG patients with cataract. Data was recorded before surgery and postoperatively at 1 week and 1, 3, 6, 12,18,24,30,36 monthswhich included intraocular pressure (IOP), best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), number of medications, complications, corneal endothelial cell density and anterior segment optical coherence tomography(AS-OCT). Efficacy was assessed by IOP values and success rates. Complete success was determined by IOP between 5 and 21mmHg without medications.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03323138

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