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Efficacy Study of Cyclosporine Ophthalmic Emulsion in Patients With Dry Eye Disease

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Allergan Identifier:
First received: July 14, 2008
Last updated: December 5, 2011
Last verified: December 2011

This study will evaluate the efficacy of cyclosporine ophthalmic solution vs. other non-prescription treatments in patients with dry eye disease. Patient and physician assessments completed at baseline, at each follow-up visit (follow-up visits are variable as per physician discretion) and at final follow-up visit.

Condition Intervention
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Drug: cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion 0.05%, artificial tears

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Allergan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) Total Score at Baseline [ Time Frame: Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The OSDI consists of 12 questions to assess visual function, ocular symptoms and environmental triggers related to dry eye. Each of the 12 questions is assessed using a 5-point scale (0=none of the time; 4 = all of the time) which is converted to a total score between 0-100. OSDI total scores of 0-12=normal (best), 13-22= mild ocular surface disease, 23-32 =moderate ocular surface disease, and 33-100=severe ocular surface disease (worst).

Enrollment: 781
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: August 2008
Primary Completion Date: August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
  • cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion 0.05%
  • artificial tears
Drug: cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion 0.05%, artificial tears
one drop, twice a day in each eye
Other Name: Restasis®


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients can either:

  1. be newly diagnosed or changing therapies and require, in the judgment of the treating physician, a prescription treatment
  2. have insufficiently controlled dry eye symptoms necessitating use of over-the-counter treatments

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of dry eye disease
  • Currently using artificial tears daily
  • Male or female of legal age of consent
  • Normal lid position and closure

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients currently using cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion 0.05%
  • Participation in other investigational drug or device study
  • Any current or previous topical ophthalmic or oral cyclosporine use within the last three years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00717418

United States, North Carolina
Wilson, North Carolina, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Medical Director Allergan
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Allergan Identifier: NCT00717418     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R.E.S.T.O.R.E.
Study First Received: July 14, 2008
Results First Received: December 5, 2011
Last Updated: December 5, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dry Eye Syndromes
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Conjunctival Diseases
Corneal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
Anti-Infective Agents
Antifungal Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
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