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Ultraviolet-A and Riboflavin Treatment for Infectious Keratitis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cxlusa Identifier:
First received: November 27, 2012
Last updated: February 1, 2017
Last verified: August 2015
This study is to evaluate the efficacy of ultraviolet-A (UVA) and riboflavin application (also often referred to as corneal collagen crosslinking) as a method to enhance treatment of infectious keratitis.

Condition Intervention
Infectious Keratitis Other: Ultraviolet-A and riboflavin

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Ultraviolet-A and Riboflavin Treatment for Infectious Keratitis

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Further study details as provided by Cxlusa:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Resolution of Signs and Symptoms of Infectious Keratitis [ Time Frame: Subjects will be followed until resolution of signs and symptoms, an expected average of 8 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: August 2011
Study Completion Date: July 2014
Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Ultraviolet-A and riboflavin Other: Ultraviolet-A and riboflavin


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subjects must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Ability to provide written informed consent.
  3. Likely to complete all study visits.
  4. Subjects must have one eye that with a diagnosis of infectious keratitis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. A corneal perforation.
  2. Descemetocele.
  3. Pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  4. Active Herpes corneal disease.
  5. Patient is unwilling or unable to comply with a medication regimen and follow up appointments.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01739673

United States, Arizona
Schwartz Laser Eye Center
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
United States, California
Davidorf Eye Group
West Hills, California, United States
United States, Colorado
Corneal Consultants of Colorado, PC
Littleton, Colorado, United States
United States, Florida
Center for Excellence in Eye Care
Miami, Florida, United States
United States, Minnesota
Minnesota Eye Consultants
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
United States, Missouri
Ophthalmology Associates
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: William Trattler, MD Center For Excellence In Eye Care
  More Information

Responsible Party: Cxlusa Identifier: NCT01739673     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: iCXL
Study First Received: November 27, 2012
Last Updated: February 1, 2017

Keywords provided by Cxlusa:
Infectious Keratitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Communicable Diseases
Corneal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Vitamin B Complex
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Photosensitizing Agents
Dermatologic Agents processed this record on September 19, 2017