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Evaluation of the Treatment of Recurrent Corneal Erosions by Anterior Stromal Puncture With Nd: YAG Laser

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00816738
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 5, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 5, 2009
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the clinical outcomes in patients with recurrent corneal erosions who received anterior stromal puncture by use of neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser.

Condition or disease
Recurrent Corneal Erosion Trauma

Detailed Description:

Participants: From 2000 to 2005, thirty-three eyes in 33 patients with unilaterally recurrent corneal erosions who showed poor response to conservative managements and were treated with Nd:YAG laser were studied.

Intervention: Anterior corneal stromal puncture with Nd:YAG laser was performed in the loosened epithelium or epithelial defect area. The causes and frequency of corneal erosions and the spot numbers and total energy of the Nd:YAG laser were recorded. Slit-lamp biomicroscopic examination, refraction, corneal topography, and times of laser were reviewed. A questionnaire regarding the preoperative and postoperative difference in the intensity of pain and frequency of corneal erosion was provided.

Main Outcome Measures: Rate of recurrence and pain assessment by numerical rating scale.


Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 33 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Evaluation of the Treatment of Recurrent Corneal Erosions by Anterior Stromal Puncture With Nd: YAG Laser
Study Start Date : January 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2008



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cure rate of recurrent corneal erosions (frequency of attack and numbers of Nd: YAG laser treatment), intensity of pain relief and visual acuity. [ Time Frame: Before treatment, weekly after the treatment, and monthly after symptom relief ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 71 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
to evaluate the clinical outcomes after anterior stromal puncture with Nd:YAG laser in a consecutive series of 33 eyes in 33 patients with unilaterally recurrent corneal erosion.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with recurrent corneal erosions who showed poor response to conservative managements and were treated with Nd:YAG laser.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Slit-lamp biomicroscopic examination in both eyes of patient showed any evidence of anterior basement membrane dystrophy.

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Locations
Taiwan
National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Investigators
Study Director: Yu-Chih Ho, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Tzu-Hsun Tsai, MD National Taiwan University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Tzu-Yun Tsai, MD National Taiwan University Hospital

Responsible Party: Yu-Chih Hou/Department of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Organization: Department of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00816738     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 200801035R
First Posted: January 5, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 5, 2009
Last Verified: December 2008

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
Nd: YAG laser
recurrent corneal erosions
trauma
anterior stromal puncture