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Date: Fri Mar 12 4:37 PM, 2010
US Clinical Trials Accepting Patients
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Hi,

If anyone is interested, as of March 12, 2010  I have found two NIH clinical CXL trials that are currently open and are accepting patients:

Los Angeles
Trial number  NCT01081561
CXL with and without Intacs – random on Intacs
Eye Surgery Center of Beverly Hills
Dr. Yaron S. Rabinowitz
http://www.keratoconus.com/
Trial Coordinator
Betty Cardenas
(310) 248-7472
cardenasvx@cshs.org
Cost per eye $3900

Washington DC
Trial Number NCT01024322
CXL for all patients
Washington Eye Physicians and Surgeons
http://www.washingtoneye.com/
Dr. Roy S. Rubinfeld
Trial Coordinator
Jennifer Forst
301-654-5114
jforst@washingtoneye.com
Cost per eye $4,000

Chicago
Trial number (same as above) NCT01024322
Chicago Cornea Consultants
http://www.chicagocornea.com/
Dr. Parag A. Majmudar
Trial Coordinator
Jim Nykaza
(847) 882-5900
Cost per eye $3,000

I’ll post more as I learn more.
--Mark



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Date: Mon Mar 15 2:30 AM, 2010
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Thanks for the information Mark.  One thing I don't understand though is the cost?  I was under the thinking that if you are participating in a clinical study, there is no cost to you?

Could you explain?

Jon



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Date: Mon Mar 15 4:30 PM, 2010
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How successful have US patients been in getting their insurance to cover the costs?

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Date: Mon Aug 8 6:53 AM, 2011
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I had my right eye done in Chicago with Chicago Cornea Consultants. I am about ten days out and am very happy with my results! As far as I know, insurance will not cover anything that is not approved by the FDA which means that insurance will not cover crosslinking until it is no longer a clinical trial.

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