Bacterial Keratitis clinical trials at University of California Health
1 research study open to eligible people
Steroids and Cross-linking for Ulcer Treatment
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
Steroids and Cross-linking for Ulcer Treatment (SCUT II) is an international, randomized, double-masked, clinical trial. The purpose of this study is to determine differences in 6-month visual acuity between medical antimicrobial treatments alone versus antimicrobial treatment plus collagen cross-linking (CXL), as well as to further evaluate findings from subgroup analyses of SCUT. Patients presenting to the Aravind Eye Care System (India), Kaiser Permanente Northern California (USA), or the University of California, San Francisco (USA) with smear-positive and/or culture-positive typical (i.e. non-Nocardia or Mycobacteria) bacterial corneal ulcers and moderate to severe vision loss, defined as Snellen visual acuity of 20/40 or worse, will be eligible for inclusion. Those who agree to participate will be randomized to one of three treatment groups: Group 1: Standard therapy, topical 0.5% moxifloxacin plus topical placebo plus sham CXL Group 2: Early steroids, topical 0.5% moxifloxacin plus topical difluprednate 0.05% plus sham CXL Group 3: CXL plus early steroids, topical 0.5% moxifloxacin plus topical difluprednate 0.05% plus CXL
Our lead scientists for Bacterial Keratitis research studies include Tom Lietman, MD.