The tube versus trabeculectomy study: design and baseline characteristics of study patients.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

PURPOSE: The Tube Versus Trabeculectomy (TVT) Study will compare the safety and efficacy of nonvalved tube shunt surgery to trabeculectomy with mitomycin C in patients with previous intraocular surgery. DESIGN: Multicenter randomized clinical trial. SETTING: 17 Clinical Centers. STUDY POPULATION: Patients 18 to 85 years of age who have undergone previous trabeculectomy, cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation, or both and have inadequately controlled glaucoma with intraocular pressure (IOP) >or=18 mm Hg and

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gedde, SJ; Schiffman, JC; Feuer, WJ; Parrish, RK; Heuer, DK; Brandt, JD; Tube Versus Trabeculectomy Study Group,

Duke Contributors

Published Date

  • August 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 140 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 275 - 287

PubMed ID

  • 16086949

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9394

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajo.2005.03.031


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States