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Effect of Moxifloxacin Versus Gatifloxacin on Corneal Epithelium Following Pterygium Excision

Information source: Meir Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Primary Pterygium

Intervention: Moxifloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.5% ; Gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.3% (Drug)

Phase: N/A

Status: Not yet recruiting

Sponsored by: Meir Medical Center

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Fani Segev, MD, Principal Investigator, Affiliation: Meir Medical Center

Overall contact:
Fani Segev, MD, Phone: 972-52-6995044, Email: fsegev@netvision.net.il


The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is a difference in corneal epithelial healing rate and/or toxicity following pterygium excision, between eyes treated post-operatively by moxifloxacin(VIGAMOX)versus gatifloxacin (ZYMAR).

Clinical Details

Official title: A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing the Effect of Moxifloxacin Versus Gatifloxacin Following Pterygium Excision on Corneal Epithelial Healing and Epithelial Toxicity.

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: rate of corneal epithelial defect closure

Secondary outcome: toxicity findings: punctate keratitis, inferior conjunctival hyperemia, conjunctival papillary reaction


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. diagnosis of primary pterygium with a clinical indication for surgery 2. informed consent Exclusion Criteria: 1. known allergic reaction to fluoroquinolones. 2. secondary\recurrent pterygium or clinical suspected conjunctival tumor. 3. eye surgery in the last 6 months. 4. eye disorders: severe dry eye syndrome, ocular surface diseases, glaucoma, recurrent corneal erosions, chronic corneal diseases, after chemical burn. 5. low compliance. 6. pregnancy

Locations and Contacts

Fani Segev, MD, Phone: 972-52-6995044, Email: fsegev@netvision.net.il

Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba 44281, Israel; Not yet recruiting
Fani Segev, MD, Phone: 972-52-6995044, Email: fsegev@netvision.net.il
Additional Information

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Starting date: June 2009
Last updated: May 4, 2009

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