Neurotrophic Keratitis clinical trials at University of California Health
2 research studies open to eligible people
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
This study will enroll subjects with stage 2 or 3 neurotrophic keratitis. Subjects will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to the CSB-001 investigational treatment arm or vehicle control arm. All subjects will dose with the randomized treatment four times daily for 8 weeks (controlled treatment phase). During the controlled treatment phase, subjects will return to the clinic weekly from Day 0 to Week 8, and again at Week 10. Subjects randomized to the vehicle arm who are not healed will have the opportunity to participate in an open-label uncontrolled treatment phase.
open to eligible people ages 18-99
Neurotrophic keratopathy (NK) is a condition in which patients have fewer or complete absence of nerves in the cornea, characterized by the reduced or absent corneal sensation. The lack of nerves in the cornea also result in damages of the cornea and in severe situation the loss of the eye. Cenegermin (trade name Oxervate) is a nerve growth factor eye drops designed to treat NK, and currently, it is the only FDA-approved medication for this purpose. Even though cenegermin is effective in the majority of patients, there is a lack of understanding of how cenegermin works in the eye. In this study, investigators aim to determine the structural and functional effects of cenegermin on the cornea, using non-invasive technologies including in vivo confocal microscopy on study participants with NK over the course of a year.
Our lead scientists for Neurotrophic Keratitis research studies include Simon Fung, MD.