Clinical Trial

Macular Damage in Early Glaucoma and Progression

Study Description

Macular Damage in Early Glaucoma and Progression

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. This study aims to test a new method that may allow earlier diagnosis of glaucoma and better ways to monitor if it is getting worse. There is scientific evidence that the macula, the central part of the retina, can be involved in very early stages of glaucoma. Glaucomatous damage to the macula is very prevalent and is often missed using conventional clinical tests. Relatively little is known about progression of early glaucoma damage and its effects on the macula. This project investigates the nature of progressive damage to the macula and proposes new methods to improve accuracy to detect clinically significant progression.The study will evaluate the nature of damage to the macula's structures through OCT imaging and eye function via visual field tests.

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Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Methods have not been listed for this study. If you require more information about the methods of this study, please inquire with the researcher.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Structural and Functional Progression of Glaucomatous Damage to the Macula

Clinical Trial ID

NCT02547740

ParticipAid ID

pen8Pb