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Evaluating Patients With Eye Allergies and Determining if There Are Also Dry Eyes

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: NCT01679015
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 5, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 3, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marc R.Bloomenstein, Schwartz Laser Eye Center

Brief Summary:
Evaluating the percentage of patients that suffer from eye allergies and determining whether they also have dry eyes.

Condition or disease
Dry Eyes Allergic Conjunctivitis

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 250 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Concomitant Dry Eye in Patients With Ocular Allergy: an Under Recognized and Poorly Managed Syndrome
Study Start Date : August 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Allergy

Dry Eyes, Eye Allergies
Patients with ocular allergies and those with dry eyes.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prevalence of dry eye in an allergic population presenting to a high volume optometry practice [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prevalence of allergic patients with moderate to severe ocular signs and symptoms [ Time Frame: up to 2 years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients will be screened from existing patient database.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ability to give informed consent
  • Males and females at least 18 years of age
  • Personal history of allergic disorders including but not limited to allergic conjunctivitis, allergic rhinitis, contact dermatitis and other eczema, and asthma
  • Diagnosis of allergic conjunctivitis
  • Presence of any of the following signs including conjunctival redness and papillae, chemosis, red edematous eyelids, reduced tear clearance, reduced TBUT, vital staining, stringy discharge, and/or symptoms including ocular itching, burning and tearing, runny nose or itchy throat

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active ocular or systemic infection
  • History of ocular infection within past 6 months
  • Presence of punctal plugs
  • Recent ocular surgery within past 6 months
  • Current use of chemotherapeutic agents
  • Presence of ocular trauma
  • Inability to give informed consent
  • Women who are pregnant, nursing or lactating

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01679015

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United States, Arizona
Schwartz Laser Eye Center
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85260
Sponsors and Collaborators
Schwartz Laser Eye Center
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Principal Investigator: Marc R Bloomenstein, O.D. Schwartz Laser Eye Center
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Responsible Party: Marc R.Bloomenstein, O.D., Schwartz Laser Eye Center Identifier: NCT01679015    
Other Study ID Numbers: AL-001
First Posted: September 5, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 3, 2016
Last Verified: January 2013
Keywords provided by Marc R.Bloomenstein, Schwartz Laser Eye Center:
Blurry Vision
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Dry Eye Syndromes
Conjunctivitis, Allergic
Immune System Diseases
Conjunctival Diseases
Eye Diseases
Corneal Diseases
Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate