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The Application of Fibrin Glue in Ocular Surface Diseases

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Short of supply of fibrin glue)
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 29, 2008
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
This clinical trial tries to use tissue fibrin glues (Tisseel) to treat various ocular surface diseases or surgeries, which includes pterygium surgery, corneal melting/perforation, Gunderson's flap, conjunctival laceration, and muscle/clinical/filtering surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pterygium Corneal Ulcer Drug: tissue fibrin glue application (Tisseel) Phase 1

Detailed Description:

This clinical trial tries to use tissue fibrin glues (Tisseel) to treat various ocular surface diseases or surgeries. The inclusion criteria are:

  1. ocular surface disease which may need amniotic membrane transplantation (corneal pro epithelization, pterygium surgery, etc)
  2. infectious or noninfectious corneal ulcer with perforation less than 3 mm
  3. conjunctival transplantation/suture
  4. corneal surgeries which can be treated by conventional suture technique or application with cyanoacrylic acid tissue glues.

Informed consents will be obtained from the patients before applications. After surgeries, topical steroids and antibiotics will be used, and therapeutic contact lens will be used. The patients will be followed up for at least three months.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Study of Applying Fibrin Glue in Patients With Corneal Ulcer or Patients Requiring Wound Closure by Suture
Study Start Date : April 2005
Study Completion Date : March 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1
Use of fibrin glue after corneal surgery or transplantation
Drug: tissue fibrin glue application (Tisseel)
Apply several droplets within several seconds to several minutes

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. cure of the diseases [ Time Frame: 1week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. integrity of the ocular surface [ Time Frame: 1week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks ]
  2. visual acuity [ Time Frame: 1week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ocular surface diseases, which are expected to be treated by tissue fibrin glues

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Children younger than 3 years old

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00155402

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Wei-Li Chen
Taiwan, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Fung-Rong Hu, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
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Responsible Party: Wei-Li Chen/Assistant Professor, National Taiwan University, Department of Ophthalmology Identifier: NCT00155402    
Other Study ID Numbers: 940208
First Posted: September 12, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2008
Last Verified: March 2005
Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
fibrin glue
corneal perforation
corneal ulcer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Corneal Ulcer
Pathologic Processes
Conjunctival Diseases
Eye Diseases
Eye Infections
Corneal Diseases
Fibrin Tissue Adhesive