OHSU

IRB #

IRB00009280

Title

Randomized Clinical Trial of OCT-Guided Laser-Assisted Lemellar Anterior Keratoplasty in Adults for Keratoconus

Principal Investigator

Winston Chamberlain

Study Purpose

The purpose of this protocol is to compare and develop new surgical technique of partial-thickness corneal transplantation for treating keratoconus. A newly developed technique, “dovetail” laser-assisted lamellar anterior keratoplasty (LALAK), will be tested and compared with standard full-thickness corneal transplantation.

Medical Condition(s)

Keratoconus

Eligibility Criteria

- 18 years of age or older
- Eyes with keratoconus that cannot be adequately or safely corrected with spectacles, contact lens or excimer laser surface ablation.

Age Range

18 - 100

Healthy Volunteers Needed

No

Duration of Participation

Approximately 2 years

Minors Included

No

Contact

Janice Van Norman
vannorma@ohsu.edu
503-494-8024

Sponsor

National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute

Recruitment End

Compensation Provided

No


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