Water Drinking Test in Patients With Occludable Angle

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Wills Eye

Status

Completed

Conditions

Glaucoma

Treatments

Other: Intra-ocular pressure measurement (IOP)

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02613533
10-988E

Details and patient eligibility

About

The water drinking test (WDT), is a predictive test that has been used to detect primary open angle glaucoma and recently has been demonstrated as a predictor of the diurnal tension curve. Clinically accurate provocative tests for asymptomatic eyes with shallow anterior chambers and narrow angles are highly desirable to detect patients prone to angle closure glaucoma. The aim of this pilot study is to evaluate the possible role of water drinking test in patients with narrow angles who are scheduled for prophylactic laser iridotomy.

Full description

This prospective case series will investigate the effects of the WDT on subjects with narrow anterior chamber angles on the day of their scheduled laser iridotomy. The angle configuration and IOP will be monitored following the WDT. Twenty patients with occludable angles will be enrolled in this study. After measuring the baseline IOP, weight and height, the patients will be asked to drink 10ml/kg water over 15 minutes (equal to approximately 0.33 ounces of water for every 2.2 pounds of weight or 2 ½ cups for a 150 lb. individual) and their IOP will be checked every 15 minutes up to one hour after drinking the water. This will be repeated after performing a laser iridotomy. The data obtained, mainly IOP and gonioscopic findings, will be analyzed using statistical tests and compared to historical controls of the WDT without narrow angles, and laser iridotomy subjects without the WDT.

Enrollment

20 patients

Sex

All

Ages

21 to 90 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • narrow angle judged to be at risk of attack by the treating physician, with one or more quadrants not open to the sclera spur on gonioscopy
  • age between 21 and 90 years
  • ability to give informed consent.

Exclusion criteria

  • baseline IOP higher than 21 mm Hg with or without medication
  • other causes of glaucoma, such as pseudoexfoliative and pigmentary glaucomas
  • previous treatment with argon laser or selective laser trabeculoplasty
  • previous refractive sugary; (5) pregnant women; (6) congestive heart failure
  • renal failure or urinary retention issues; (8) corneal abnormalities preventing reliable IOP measurement
  • non-glaucomatous optic neuropathy
  • prior refractive surgery or other issues preventing accurate Goldmann applanation tonometry
  • prior intraocular surgery

Trial design

Primary purpose

Supportive Care

Allocation

N/A

Interventional model

Single Group Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

20 participants in 1 patient group

Narrow Angle Glaucoma Study Group
Experimental group
Description:
Subjects will be given 10ml/kg of water over 15 min prior to surgery and Intra-ocular pressure measurement (IOP) is checked every 15 min before and after surgical procedure.
Treatment:
Other: Intra-ocular pressure measurement (IOP)

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