Scleral support surgery for pathologic myopia

Noorani H Z
Record ID 32002000906
English, French
Authors' objectives:

To summarise the available evidence on scleral support surgery for pathological myopia.

Authors' recommendations: - Pathologic myopia is the seventh leading cause of blindness in the US and two percent of Americans have the disease; Canadian statistics are not available. - Pathologic myopia involves elongation of the eyeball and scleral support surgery aims to control the progression of this elongation. The most commonly used technique involves placing a strip of sclera from a donor eye around the eyeball to prevent further stretching. - Due to variable trial designs and variable patient characteristics, this review determined there is insufficient evidence to establish the clinical efficacy of this procedure. - More robust evidence is required, using standardized techniques and standardized outcome measures, before a meaningful evaluation of scleral support surgery can be conducted.
Authors' methods: Overview
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 2002
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Sclera
  • Eye Diseases
  • Myopia
Organisation Name: Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment
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