The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government.
Read our disclaimer for details.
- The goals of this study are to develop a lyophilization method for anterior lamellar transplants in Brasil and to make a comparative analysis among patients transplanted with lyophilized and optisol corneas
Condition or disease
Procedure: Lamellar transplant with lyophilized corneas
After the development of a techinique to lyophilize corneas, we randomly assingned 20 patients with keratoconus and visual acuity of < 20/60, who signed the consent term and divided them into 2 groups. One group was transplanted with lyophilized corneas and the other group with optisol corneas.
Patients are being followed for 6 months with visual acuity, refraction, topography, orbscan, pachmetry, ultrasound biomicroscopy and confocal microscopy.
Results are going to be statistically analysed by SPSS program.
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.