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Optical Coherence Tomography in the Diagnosis of Scleritis and Episcleritis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01958567
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 9, 2013
Last Update Posted : September 1, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Samir S. Shoughy, MD, FRCS (Glasg.), The Eye Center and The Eye Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology

Brief Summary:
The main purpose of this study is to describe the optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings in eyes with scleral inflammation and to differentiate cases with anterior scleritis from those with episcleritis and normal controls.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Scleritis and Episcleritis Other: Optical Coherence Tomography Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
A total of 40 eyes will be included. 20 eyes with scleral inflammation and 20 eyes from healthy subjects as controls. Each patient will undergo complete ophthalmic and medical examination. Laboratory studies will performed whenever indicated. Optical coherence tomography B-scans of the sclera in the perilimbal area will done for all cases.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 32 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Optical Coherence Tomography in the Diagnosis of Scleritis and Episcleritis
Study Start Date : July 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2014

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Patients with clinical signs of scleritis or episcleritis
Optical Coherence Tomography for patients with scleral inflammation
Other: Optical Coherence Tomography
Experimental: Normal subjects with normal sclera
Optical Coherence Tomography on eyes with normal scleral
Other: Optical Coherence Tomography



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To describe the optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings in eyes with scleral inflammation [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    To differentiate cases with anterior scleritis from those with episcleritis and normal controls



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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients over the age of 18 years any gender
  • Patients with clinical signs of scleritis or episcleritis
  • Signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Infectious keratitis or conjunctivitis
  • Patients 18 years or younger
  • Inability to open the eye

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Locations
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Saudi Arabia
The Eye Center
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Eye Center and The Eye Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology
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Responsible Party: Samir S. Shoughy, MD, FRCS (Glasg.), Ophthalmologist, The Eye Center and The Eye Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01958567    
Other Study ID Numbers: TEC 125
TEC 2013-006 [THE EYE CENTER]
First Posted: October 9, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 1, 2014
Last Verified: August 2014
Keywords provided by Samir S. Shoughy, MD, FRCS (Glasg.), The Eye Center and The Eye Foundation for Research in Ophthalmology:
Scleritis
Episcleritis
Optical coherence Tomography
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Scleritis
Scleral Diseases
Eye Diseases