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Treatment of PED With AMT and Autologous Serum

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00238862
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 6, 2007
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Patients with persistent corneal epithelial defects who have not responded to conventional therapy will be randomized to treatment with either amniotic membrane transplantation or autologous serum 20%. Outcome measures will be (1) presence or absence of complete re-epithelialization within 28 days and (2) retention of intact epithelium for at least 90 days.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Corneal Epithelial Defect Procedure: Amniotic membrane transplantation Drug: Autologous serum/BSS 20%

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 180 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Amniotic Membrane Transplantation and Autologous Serum in Treatment of Persistent Epithelial Defects
Study Start Date : October 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2006
Arms and Interventions

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Corneal re-epithelialization (= initial success)
  2. Persistent corneal re-epithelialization (= lasting success)

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Corneal epithelial defect of more than 14 days that has not responded to conventional therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under age 18
  • Pregnant/lactating females
  • Patients with hemoglobin levels < 12 mg/ml
  • Patients with limbal stem cell deficiency
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00238862

Saudi Arabia
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 11462
Sponsors and Collaborators
King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
Principal Investigator: Michael D Wagoner, MD King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00238862     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RP0511-P
First Posted: October 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 6, 2007
Last Verified: March 2007

Keywords provided by King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital:
Corneal transplant
Neurotrophic keratitis
Post-bacterial keratitis
Metaherpetic keratitis