Research Study

Trientine Hydrochloride for the Prevention of Macular Edema After Cataract Surgery in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus


Body Locations and Systems 
Disorders and Conditions 
Study Start/End 
Jul 2, 2013 to Oct 24, 2017
Vancouver General Hospital
Theresa Wiens, Study Coordinator
Purpose of Study 

The primary purpose of the protocol is to evaluate whether Trientine Hydrochloride, a copper chelator which is an agent that binds with and removes copper, will be effective in minimizing macular edema after cataract surgery in individuals with type 2 diabetes. It is our hypothesis that there will be a reduction in copper-attributed inflammation after surgery resulting a decrease in edema.



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