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Partial Lacrimal Punctual Occlusion (PLPO)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00802399
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 4, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 22, 2009
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to describe a case series of patients with chronic dry eye submitted to partial punctual occlusion.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Dry Eye Procedure: Partial Lacrimal Punctual Occlusion

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 37 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Partial Lacrimal Punctual Occlusion in the Management of Dry Eye
Study Start Date : September 2008
Primary Completion Date : November 2008
Study Completion Date : November 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Eye Care
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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Partial Lacrimal Punctual Occlusion
Cauterization of the edge of all lacrimal punctum was carried out in all patients
Procedure: Partial Lacrimal Punctual Occlusion
Cauterization of the edge of all lacrimal punctum was carried out in all patients


Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Sin and symptom of dry eye
  • Use more than 4 times a day topic lubricant for the eye

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Ocular diseases other than dry eye
  • Use of systemic drugs
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
Brazil
Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil, 05403010
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Sao Paulo General Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ricardo Holzchuh, MD Instituto do Coracao
More Information

Responsible Party: Ricardo Holzchuh/ MD, Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00802399     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0300/08
First Posted: December 4, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 22, 2009
Last Verified: August 2008

Keywords provided by University of Sao Paulo General Hospital:
Cornea
Dry eye
lacrimal punctual occlusion
lacrimal film
ocular surface

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Dry Eye Syndromes
Keratoconjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis
Conjunctival Diseases
Eye Diseases
Keratitis
Corneal Diseases
Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases