This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition keratoconus
Treatments riboflavin ophthalmic solution, vedera kxs microwave system
Phase phase 3
Sponsor Cornea and Laser Eye Institute
Start date August 2012
End date August 2017
Trial size 3 participants
Trial identifier NCT01672814, VED-001


This study compares the outcomes of the Vedera KXS procedure (a microwave-based procedure, also known as Keraflex) combined with corneal collagen crosslinking to corneal collagen crosslinking alone for the treatment of keratoconus. The goal is to improve corneal shape in patients with keratoconus.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
(Active Comparator)
Vedera KXS microwave system used in conjunction with corneal collagen crosslinking performed with VibeX (Riboflavin ophthalmic solution)and the KXL UV System
riboflavin ophthalmic solution VibeX
Administration of riboflavin every 2 minutes for 20 minutes
vedera kxs microwave system Keraflex
The Vedera KXS dose will be based on the pre-treatment manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE), to be administered one day prior to the CXL procedure.
(Active Comparator)
Corneal collagen crosslinking alone performed with VibeX (Riboflavin Ophthalmic Solution)and the KXL UV system
riboflavin ophthalmic solution VibeX
Administration of riboflavin every 2 minutes for 20 minutes

Primary Outcomes

Maximum Keratometry
time frame: 12 months

Secondary Outcomes

Manifest refraction
time frame: 12 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Be at least 18 years of age - Provide written consent and sign a HIPAA form - Willingness and ability to follow all instructions and comply with schedule for follow-up visits - For females capable of becoming pregnant, agree to have urine pregnancy testing performed prior to treatment; must not be lactating, and must agree to use a medically acceptable form of birth control for at least one week prior to the treatment and continue to use the method until 1 month after the last dose of investigational product. - Having topographic evidence of keratoconus which is graded as moderate or severe keratoconus - Presence of central or inferior steepening on the Pentacam map - Steepest keratometry (Kmax) value greater than or equal to 51.00D - BSCVA of 80 letters or fewer for keratoconus on ETDRS chart - Contact lens wearers only: remove contact lenses one week prior to the screening refraction - Contact lens wearers only: manifest refraction must be stable between two visits that occur at least 7 days apart. Exclusion Criteria: - Contraindications, sensitivity or known allergy to the use of the test articles(S) or their components - If female, be pregnant, nursing, or planning a pregnancy or have a positive urine pregnancy test at Visit 2 prior to treatment or during the course of the study - Eyes classified as either normal,atypical normal,keratoconus suspect or mild keratoconus on the severity grading scheme - A history of the insertion of INTACS in the eye to be treated - A history of previous limbal relaxing incision procedure in the eye to be treated - Corneal pachymetry that is <350 microns at the thinnest point measured by Pentacam in the eye to be treated - Eyes which are aphakic - Eyes which are pseudophakic and do not have a UV blocking lens implanted - Previous ocular condition (other than refractive error) in the eye to be treated that may predispose the eye for future complications. - A history of delayed epithelial healing in the eye to be treated - Patients with nystagmus or any other condition that would prevent a steady gaze during the treatment or other diagnostic tests - Patients with a current condition that, in the investigator's opinion,would interfere with or prolong epithelial healing - Taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) supplements within 1 week of the cross-linking treatment - A history of previous corneal cross-linking treatment in the eye to be treated - Have used an investigational drug or device within 30 days of the study or be concurrently enrolled in another investigational drug or device study within 30 days of the study

Additional Information

Official title A Randomized, Controlled Study of the Vedera™ KXS Microwave System With Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking Compared With Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking Alone for Eyes With Keratoconus
Principal investigator Peter S Hersh, MD
Description The objective of this study is to compare the safety and efficacy of the Vedera KXS (a microwave-based procedure) combined with corneal collagen cross-linking performed with VibeX (Riboflavin Ophthalmic Solution)and the KXL System to corneal collagen cross-linking alone in reducing corneal curvature in patients with keratoconus. Patients will be randomized into one of two treatment groups: Vedera KXS combined with corneal collagen cross-linking or collagen cross-linking alone. The Vedera KXS procedure performs a controlled application of microwave energy in an annular configuration. The goal of this procedure is to reshape the cornea to flatten the cornea and improve corneal topography in patients with keratoconus. The primary goal of collagen crosslinking is to stabilize the corneal shape in keratoconus and prevent progression of the disease. Moreover, investigations of crosslinking have shown the procedure not only to decrease keratoconus progression, but also to decrease the steepness of the cone and improve uncorrected and best corrected visual acuity in some cases. Since the mechanism of improvement differs between the procedures, this study will compare the combined microwave/crosslinking treatment to crosslinking alone.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2016.
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