Will Restasis Eye Drops Increase Your Chance of Having a Successful Surgery?

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 30, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 22, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marlene Moster, MD, Wills Eye

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether reducing inflammation of the surface of the eye with topical Restasis after glaucoma surgery will improve surgical outcomes and increase patient comfort.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Glaucoma Drug: Restasis Drug: Endura (artificial tears) Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Continued use of glaucoma drops can alter the outer surface of the eye and result in swelling and irritation, changing the structure of the eye. This structural change has been found to be a significant risk factor for the failure of glaucoma surgery. A comparison of how well patients do after glaucoma surgery depending on whether they use Restasis (the only prescription medication approved by the FDA for treating dry eye) or artificial tears (which can be purchased without a prescription) for 6 months following their surgery.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 43 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Influence of Post-Operative Cyclosporine 0.05% (Restasis) on the Success of Glaucoma Filtering Surgery
Study Start Date : March 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Glaucoma

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
Patients received restasis eyedrops during 6 month post-operative period
Drug: Restasis
1 drop in study eye twice a day X 6 months

Placebo Comparator: 2
Patients receive artificial tears (Endura) during 6 month post-operative period
Drug: Endura (artificial tears)
1 drop in study eye twice a day X 6 months
Other Name: Endura

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. intraocular pressure [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. ocular inflammation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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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:

  • Patients with uncontrolled glaucoma scheduled for filtering surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Unable to understand informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00405431

United States, Pennsylvania
Wills Eye Glaucoma Service
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19107
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wills Eye
Principal Investigator: Marlene R. Moster, MD Wills Eye Glaucoma Research Center

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Marlene Moster, MD, Attending Surgeon, Wills Eye Identifier: NCT00405431     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB #03-598
First Posted: November 30, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 22, 2016
Last Verified: November 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: manuscript has been published.

Keywords provided by Marlene Moster, MD, Wills Eye:
glaucoma filtering surgery
conjunctival inflammation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ocular Hypertension
Eye Diseases
Lubricant Eye Drops
Ophthalmic Solutions
Pharmaceutical Solutions
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Calcineurin Inhibitors