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Tear Film Break-Up Time Evaluation of FID 114657

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01023464
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 2, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 18, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alcon Research

Brief Summary:
To evaluate the effects of FID 114657 on tear film break-up time in dry eye patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dry Eye Other: FID114657 Other: SootheXP Emollient (Lubricant) Eye Drops Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 38 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : October 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2010

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tears

Arm Intervention/treatment
Period 1
FID 114657 or SootheXP
Other: FID114657
artificial tears

Other: SootheXP Emollient (Lubricant) Eye Drops
artificial tears

Period 2
FID 114657 or SootheXP
Other: FID114657
artificial tears

Other: SootheXP Emollient (Lubricant) Eye Drops
artificial tears

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. tear film break-up time (TFBUT) [ Time Frame: Instill assigned test article to both eyes and begin timing the evaluation process. Measure TFBUT at 15, 30, 60 and 120 minutes post instillation. ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Acute comfort [ Time Frame: Immediately post instillation of test article ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. The informed consent document and HIPAA privacy document must be read, signed and dated by the patient or legally authorized representative before conducting any procedures.
  2. Patients (minimum age 18) with dry eye. Criteria for the diagnosis must include the following characteristics at Visit 1 (Screening): Patients' self-assessment of dry eye status (answer of at least Some of the time to the question, "How often have your eyes felt dry enough to want to use eye drops?");TFBUT <5 seconds in at least one eye; > Grade 1 for Meibomian Gland Expression in both eyes; Evidence of missing meibomian glands in both eyes.
  3. Able and willing to follow study instructions.
  4. Patients must have best-corrected visual acuity of 0.6 logMAR or better in each eye as assessed using an ETDRS chart at Visit 1.
  5. Patients must not have used any topical ocular drops for approximately 24 hours prior to Visit 1.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History or evidence of ocular or intraocular surgery in either eye within the past six months.
  2. History or evidence of serious ocular trauma in either eye within the past six months.
  3. Current punctal occlusion of any type (e.g., collagen plugs, silicone plugs).
  4. History of intolerance or hypersensitivity to any component of the study medications.
  5. History or evidence of epithelial herpes simplex keratitis (dendritic keratitis); vaccinia; active or recent varicella viral disease of the cornea and/or conjunctiva; chronic bacterial disease of the cornea and/or conjunctiva and/or eyelids; mycobacterial infection of the eye; and/or fungal disease of the eye.
  6. Use of any concomitant topical ocular medications during the study period.
  7. Patients using systemic medications that may contribute to dry eye (e.g. cold and allergy medications, tricyclic antidepressants, hormone replacement therapies) may not be enrolled in the study unless they have been on a stable dosing regimen for a minimum of 30 days prior to Visit 1. In addition, the dosing regimen must remain stable throughout the study.
  8. Ocular conditions such as conjunctival infections, iritis, or any other ocular condition that may preclude safe administration of the test article.
  9. Individuals unwilling to discontinue contact lens wear during the study period. Contact lens wear must have been discontinued at least one week prior to Visit 1.
  10. Enrollment of investigator's office staff, relatives, or members of their respective households; or enrollment of more than one member of the same household.
  11. Participation in an investigational drug or device study within 30 days of entering this study.
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Alcon Research Identifier: NCT01023464    
Other Study ID Numbers: C-09-030
First Posted: December 2, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2016
Last Verified: February 2012
Keywords provided by Alcon Research:
tear film break-up time
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ophthalmic Solutions
Pharmaceutical Solutions
Dermatologic Agents