Cerulea Clinical Trials

Science and Research

DWEK

Descemetorhexis for guttatae predominant Fuchs’ Endothelial Dystrophy: A prospective, interventional case series.

Overview

This study is investigating the DWEK surgical procedure – in which a small area of the diseased endothelium and Descemet’s membrane in the centre of the cornea are removed – in patients with Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy, whose vision is degraded mainly by the build-up of the protein spots (‘guttatae’) on the endothelium, before the cornea has become significantly swollen.

The primary objective is to investigate whether the DWEK procedure will successfully allow for healthy endothelial cells from the untouched, outside areas of the cornea to regenerate and heal the central cornea in these patients.

For further information about this study please contact Cerulea on (03) 8638 5300 or email info@ceruleaclinicaltrials.org

  • Principal Investigator
Associate Professor Elaine Chong and Dr Elsie Chan