Dehydration | Drinking Habits of Glaucoma Patients and Age Matched Controls

Dehydration research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The purpose of this study is to examine if a chronic dehydration is a risk factor for the developement or progression of some forms of glaucoma.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - glaucoma patients - controls Exclusion Criteria: - psychiatric disease, - epilepsy, pregnancy, - nutritional disorder, - malfunction of blood clotting and wound healing, - pacemaker, - metallic stents

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?



Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Behavioral:alter drinking habitsif dehydration is apparent, more fluid intake is recommended

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

glaucomahospitalized glaucoma patients

controlshospitalized patients without glaucoma

Study Status


Start Date: October 2011

Completed Date: October 2015


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: Dehydration

Secondary Outcome: microvascular changes

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Karin R Pillunat, MD

Lead Sponsor: Technische Universit├Ąt Dresden


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