OHSU

IRB #

IRB00009282

Title

Randomized Clinical Trial of OCT-Guided Laser-Assisted Lamellar Anterior Keratoplasty in Adults for Stromal Opacities

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 corneal opacities. Two newly developed techniques, “zigzag” dual laser-assisted lamellar anterior keratoplasty (LALAK) and “dovetail” LALAK, will be tested and compared with standard full-thickness corneal transplantation.

Medical Condition(s)

Corneal scar
Corneal opacity

Eligibility Criteria

Eyes with corneal opacities that cannot be adequately or safely corrected with spectacles, contact lens or laser surface treatment.

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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