Efficacy, Tolerability, and Comfort of 0.3% Hypromellose Eyedrops in Patients Undergoing LASIK Surgery

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Novartis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00909324
First received: May 26, 2009
Last updated: February 24, 2011
Last verified: February 2011
  Purpose

This study is designed to assess the tolerability and comfort of peri-operative 0.3% hypromellose eye drops in LASIK surgery patients and to assess whether pre-operative 0.3% hypromellose eye drops add to post-operative comfort in LASIK surgery patients compared to control (no pre-operative lubricant).


Condition Intervention Phase
Dry Eye Syndromes
Drug: Pre-LASIK 0.3% hypromellose
Drug: Post-LASIK 0.3% hypromellose
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy, Tolerability and Comfort of 0.3% Hypromellose Eyedrops in the Pre- and Post-Operative Treatment of Patients Undergoing LASIK Surgery

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Ocular Comfort Level From Baseline to End of Study [ Time Frame: Baseline (Pre-LASIK surgery), Day 1, Day 7 and Day 30 post-LASIK surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Patients rated their ocular comfort on a scale of 0 to 10 on the following parameters: Burning sensation, foreign body sensation, itching, watering of eyes, dryness of eyes, and photophobia. A higher score indicated greater discomfort. A negative change score indicated improvement.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Tear Breakup Time From Baseline to End of Study [ Time Frame: Baseline (Pre-LASIK surgery), Day 1, Day 7 and Day 30 post-LASIK surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The time required for dry spots to appear on the corneal surface after blinking. Sodium fluorescein dye is added to the eye and the tear film is observed under a slit lamp while the patient avoids blinking until tiny dry spots develop. The longer it takes, the more stable the tear film. A short tear breakup time is a sign of a poor tear film. Generally, >10 seconds is thought to be normal, 5 to 10 seconds marginal, and <5 seconds low (with high likelihood of dry eye symptoms), ie, a shorter time indicates greater eye dryness. A positive change score indicates improvement.

  • Change in the Results of Schirmer's Test From Baseline to End of Study [ Time Frame: Baseline (Pre-LASIK surgery), Day 1, Day 7 and Day 30 post-LASIK surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Schirmer's test determines tear production, and whether the eye produces enough tears to keep it moist. A small strip of filter paper is inserted inside the lower eyelid of each eye and the eyes are closed for 5 minutes. The paper is then removed and the length of paper that is moist is measured. A young person normally moistens 15 mm of the paper. The shorter the length of moist paper, the dryer the eyes. A positive change score indicates improvement.


Enrollment: 162
Study Start Date: August 2009
Study Completion Date: January 2010
Primary Completion Date: January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Pre-LASIK 0.3% hypromellose Drug: Pre-LASIK 0.3% hypromellose
Patients self-administered GenTeal eye drops qid (quarter in die, 4 times a day) starting 5 days prior to LASIK surgery and continuing through 1 month after LASIK surgery.
Active Comparator: Post-LASIK 0.3% hypromellose Drug: Post-LASIK 0.3% hypromellose
Patients self-administered GenTeal eye drops qid (quarter in die, 4 times a day) starting on the day of LASIK surgery and continuing through 1 month after surgery.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 35 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 21 - 35
  • Both sexes
  • Seeking LASIK surgery at the Refractive Surgery Centre
  • Meeting all established criteria for appropriateness for LASIK established by the treating center

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any corneal pathology including scars, prior herpes keratitis, prior corneal transplant
  • Any immuno-compromised state including cancer, HIV infection, Hepatitis B or C, or diabetes mellitus
  • Requirement for any eye-drops for any reason (eg, dry eye or conjunctivitis) within 3 months from time of enrollment
  • Anticipated refusal or inability to undergo planned post-operative visits or assessment
  • Failure to meet all established criteria for appropriateness for LASIK
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00909324

Locations
India
Novartis Investigational Site
Delhi, India, 110088
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis
Investigators
Study Director: Novartis India Ltd. Novartis India Ltd.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Medical Affairs, Novartis India Ltd
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00909324     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CGET980AIN03
Study First Received: May 26, 2009
Results First Received: January 12, 2011
Last Updated: February 24, 2011
Health Authority: India: Drugs Controller General of India

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Post LASIK dry eye
Pre LASIK dry eye
Hypromellose

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dry Eye Syndromes
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Conjunctival Diseases
Conjunctivitis
Corneal Diseases
Eye Diseases
Keratitis
Keratoconjunctivitis
Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
Ophthalmic Solutions
Pharmaceutical Solutions
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

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