Keratoconus clinical trials at UCSF
1 in progress, 0 open to eligible people
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This study aims to compare the use of Dextenza, an FDA-approved intracanilular drug-eluting insert that is designed to deliver a tapered dose of dexamethasone to the ocular surface for 30 days, to the standard of care, or the use of a month-long topical prednisolone acetate 1% (PredForte) eye drops starting from four times daily. Following treatment, Dextenza resorbs and exits the nasolacrimal system without the need for removal. Three prior phase 3 clinical trials have demonstrated that Dextenza is equally efficacious to a month-long topical Pred Forte taper in the treatment of postoperative inflammation following cataract surgery. This proposed study strives to demonstrate the non-inferiority of using Dextenza to treat postoperative inflammation following corneal collagen crosslinking compared to standard of care eye drops in a randomized trial. By demonstrating Dextenza's non-inferiority to treatment postoperative inflammation, the investigators hope to provide an alternative modality of treatment to patients who are unable to cooperate with or tolerate postoperative topical eye drop regimens, allowing for improved adherence to necessary therapy and thus improved postoperative outcomes.
San Francisco, California and other locations
Our lead scientists for Keratoconus research studies include Maanasa Indaram, MD.