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

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Wills Eye
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: November 28, 2006
Last updated: January 25, 2010
Last verified: January 2008
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 Intervention
Drug: Restasis
Drug: Endura (artificial tears)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Influence of Post-Operative Cyclosporine 0.05% (Restasis) on the Success of Glaucoma Filtering Surgery

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Further study details as provided by Wills Eye:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • intraocular pressure [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • ocular inflammation [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 43
Study Start Date: March 2004
Study Completion Date: November 2007
Primary Completion Date: June 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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 ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: 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
  More Information

Responsible Party: Marlene R. Moster, MD, Wills Eye Glaucoma Service
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00405431     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB #03-598 
Study First Received: November 28, 2006
Last Updated: January 25, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Wills Eye:
glaucoma filtering surgery
conjunctival inflammation

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

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 22, 2016