|In this section, important
trials from the past 20 years are summarized in an easily digestible form.
Many of the trials have influenced the ways ophthalmology is practised
nowadays. References are given at the end of each trials for further consultation.
NOTE: Because of the rapid development in ophthalmology, some of the results from these trials should be re-interpreted in the light of newer medical management. For example, the early glaucoma trials did not use prostaglandin analogues such as latanoprost which is now widely used to lower the intraocular pressure effectively.
Some of the studies have been included in the electronic book "Studies you need to know for final MRCOphth/ MRCS/ FRCS" under the section of e-books in this site. Any comments or contributions please e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study
Manifest Glaucoma Trial
Trial Followup Study
Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study
Filtering Surgery Study
Herpetic Eye Disease Study (HEDS) II
Optic Neuritis Treatment Trial (ONTT)
Macular Photocoagulation Study (MPS)
Treatment of AMD with Photodynamic Therapy (TAP)
Diabetic Retinopathy Vitrectomy Study (DRVS)
Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)
Branch Vein Occlusion Study
Vein Occlusion Study
VARIOUS RETINA STUDIES