Keratometric Change After XEN Trabeculectomy and Tube Shunts

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    May 27, 2022
  • participants needed
    90
  • sponsor
    Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Updated on 27 January 2021

Summary

The main goal of this study is to assess the severity of postoperative corneal astigmatism induced by implantation of the XEN Gel Stent compared to that induced by traditional filtering surgery (trabeculectomy and GDDs). Corneal astigmatism can be assessed using corneal topography, a non-invasive tool which provides an accurate estimate of corneal curvature in all meridians. To the best of our knowledge, no study has yet attempted to quantify the amount of astigmatism induced by the XEN Gel Stent.

Description

Following glaucoma surgery, patients often experience decreased visual acuity (VA) which can partly be explained by induced changes to the optical properties of the cornea. Corneal astigmatism can be assessed using corneal topography, a non-invasive tool which provides an accurate estimate of corneal curvature in all meridians. Obtained keratometric measures (termed K values) can allow clinicians to quantify the amount of astigmatism before and after surgical intervention.

Multiple studies have been previously published to evaluate induced postoperative astigmatism after trabeculectomy. However, only two studies have characterized the impact of GDDs on keratometric values. To the best of our knowledge, no study has yet attempted to quantify the amount of astigmatism induced by the XEN Gel Stent.

Assessing the impact of the XEN implant on corneal astigmatism is important to better characterize the expected course of postoperative visual rehabilitation, the impact of novel glaucoma devices on corneal properties and the predictability of refractive outcomes after XEN implantation. Compared to traditional filtering surgery, the XEN Gel Stent is inserted without opening the conjunctiva and is implanted further from the corneal limbus (5 mm). These factors may allow for a reduced amount of surgically induced corneal astigmatism.

We hypothesize that the XEN Gel Stent implantation induces less corneal astigmatism compared to traditional filtering surgery, such as the trabeculectomy and GDDs (BGI or AGV).

The main goal of this prospective interventional comparative study is to assess the severity of postoperative corneal astigmatism induced by implantation of the XEN Gel Stent compared to that induced by traditional filtering surgery (trabeculectomy and GDDs).

Secondary objectives are evaluation of visual acuity recovery as well as IOP reduction and other parameters between groups.

Glaucoma surgery (XEN Gel Stent, trabeculectomy or GDD implantation) will be performed by the ophthalmologists in charge of the study according to standard procedures. For each patient, the most appropriate type of glaucoma surgery will be recommended by the ophthalmologist regardless of patients' participation in the study, as dictated by the specific nature of their glaucoma and following current standards of care.

Details
Condition Angle Closure Glaucoma, Pigmentary glaucoma, Open Angle Glaucoma, Secondary Glaucoma, Glaucoma Secondary, Glaucoma Eye, Open Angle Glaucoma, bilateral glaucoma, glaucoma in both eyes
Treatment Corneal topography: OPD-Scan, Corneal topography: Pentacam
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04602923
SponsorCentre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)
Last Modified on27 January 2021

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Eyes with an IOP above target and/or progressing on maximally tolerated medical therapy
Patients aged 18 years or older
Ability to provide informed consent
Ability to be followed for the entire duration of the study

Exclusion Criteria

Patients less than 18 years old
Inability to provide informed consent
Inability to be followed for the entire duration of the study
Patients undergoing surgery combined with cataract extraction
Presence of severe dry eye disease
Presence of ocular comorbidities other than glaucoma, such as corneal or retinal disease
Clear my responses

How to participate?

Step 1 Connect with a study center
What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
  • Sign up as volunteer to help accelerate the development of new treatments and to get notified about similar trials.

You are contacting

Investigator Avatar

Primary Contact

site

0/250

Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

Learn more

If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

Learn more

Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

Learn more

Similar trials to consider

Loading...

Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 

 • 

Private

Reply by • Private
Loading...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.
Loading...

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note