Corneal Outcomes of Scleral Lens Wear


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 17-002720
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 17-002720

About this study


1. Determine the corneal cellular changes that occur in response to scleral lens wear.

2. Determine the role of lens clearance over the cornea in relation to corneal cellular changes

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 years or older
  • Keratoconus or ocular surface disease requiring scleral lens wear


Exclusion Criteria:

  • Significant corneal scarring.
  • Co-existing corneal disease other than the primary diagnosis (above)
  • Systemic diseases or medications known to affect the cornea, e.g. diabetes, amiodarone
  • Glaucoma or ocular hypertension

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Cherie Nau, O.D.

Closed for enrollment

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