Comparing the Effectiveness of Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty with Topical Medication For The Treatment of Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma: A Multicentred, Prospective, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. [ 2011 - 2016 ]

Also known as: Evaluating an alternative first line treatment for Australians living with glaucoma.

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Researchers: A/Pr Ecosse Lamoureux (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Jonathan Crowston (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Ivan Goldberg A/Pr Paul Healey Prof Eric Finkelstein
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Brief description The main treatment of glaucoma, an eye condition which causes peripheral vision loss and blindness, involves the use of eye drops. However, these are expensive, have considerable side effects, and impact negatively on daily living. Laser has recently been proposed as an alternative treatment and, in this project, we will investigate the effectiveness of laser compared to medication. We anticipate laser will be more cost effective, safer, and have a positive impact on quality of life compared to eye drops.

Funding Amount $AUD 639,888.61

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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