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Casey Eye Institute at OHSU, Portland, Oregon

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Keratoconus: Corneal Crosslinking study

Cornea l Crosslinking study now open at Casey Eye Institute to investigate treatment to stop or s low the progression of keratoconus

You may qualify to participate if you:

  • Are 12 years of age or older
  • Were diagnosed with keratoconus
  • Meet all study parameters
  • A re able to come in for a t least 8 office visits over a 12 month period
  • Willing to follow the non-contact lens wearing schedule required of study participants
  • Accept responsibility for the costs of participation

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory corneal condition in which the normal dome shaped architecture of the cornea is distorted. The cornea progressively thins and the norm l cornea l contour becomes conical. Keratoconus is usually diagnosed in young people (puberty or late teens). It usually affects both eyes, generally with different severity. Keratoconus usually progresses for 10-20 years and then stabilizes. In the early stages, keratoconus causes blurring of vision, which can be treated with glasses or soft contacts. As the disorder progresses, hard contact lenses are generally needed to correct vision adequately.

Primary Investigator: Winston Chamberlain M.D., Ph.D, Co-investigator: Rick Fraunfelder, M.D., M.B.A., David Huang M.D., Ph.D