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A Comparison of Olopatadine and Fluticasone in Patients With Allergic Conjunctivitis

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: April 9, 2008
Last Update Posted: April 9, 2008
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Information provided by:
Greiner, Jack V., OD DO PhD
To compare the clinical efficacy of olopatadine and fluticasone in a 3-week single center, double-masked, randomized, placebo controlled parallel treatment conjunctival allergen challenge (CAC) study in patients with allergic conjunctivitis

Condition Intervention Phase
Conjunctivitis, Allergic Drug: Olopatadine Drug: Fluticasone Drug: Saline Drug: Artificial tears Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Comparison of Olopatadine Versus Fluticasone Nasal Spray in the Prevention of the Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Conjunctivitis

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Further study details as provided by Greiner, Jack V., OD DO PhD:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Ocular itching [ Time Frame: Minutes following CAC ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Ocular redness [ Time Frame: Minutes following CAC ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: March 2008
Primary Completion Date: March 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1
Drug: Olopatadine
Ophthalmic solution
Active Comparator: 2
Drug: Fluticasone
Nasal spray
Placebo Comparator: 3
Placebo nasal spray
Drug: Saline
Nasal spray
Placebo Comparator: 4
Placebo Eyedrops
Drug: Artificial tears
Ophthalmic Solution

Detailed Description:
Study will evaluate the efficacy of nasal anti-allergic therapy compared to ocular anti-allergic therapy in the prevention of ocular allergic symptoms.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 18 years of age & either sex, any race
  • Willing and able to follow all instructions and attend all study visits
  • Positive history of ocular allergies
  • Reproducible positive ocular allergic reaction induced by conjunctival allergen challenge

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have planned surgery during trial period
  • Female currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or lactating
  • Use of disallowed medications
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00655109

United States, Massachusetts
Ophthalmic Research Associates, Inc
North Andover, Massachusetts, United States, 01845
Sponsors and Collaborators
Greiner, Jack V., OD DO PhD
Principal Investigator: Jack V Greiner, OD, DO, PhD ORA, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jack V. Greiner, OD DO PhD, Ophthalmic Research Associates
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00655109     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-003-04
First Submitted: April 2, 2008
First Posted: April 9, 2008
Last Update Posted: April 9, 2008
Last Verified: April 2008

Keywords provided by Greiner, Jack V., OD DO PhD:
Allergic conjunctivitis
Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Conjunctivitis, Allergic
Conjunctival Diseases
Eye Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Olopatadine Hydrochloride
Ophthalmic Solutions
Lubricant Eye Drops
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Bronchodilator Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Anti-Allergic Agents
Pharmaceutical Solutions
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Histamine H1 Antagonists, Non-Sedating
Histamine H1 Antagonists
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine Agents