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Safety and Efficacy Study of SAR 1118 to Treat Dry Eye Conducted in a Controlled Adverse Environment (CAE) (OPUS-1)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shire Identifier:
First received: August 17, 2011
Last updated: January 5, 2017
Last verified: January 2017
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of SAR 1118 Ophthalmic Solution (5.0%) compared to placebo in the treatment of Dry Eye. The safety and tolerability of SAR 1118 Ophthalmic Solution (5.0%) compared to placebo in subjects with dry eye when administered BID for 12 weeks will also be evaluated.

Condition Intervention Phase
Dry Eye
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Drug: Lifitegrast
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double- Masked and Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating the Efficacy of a 5.0% Concentration of SAR 1118 Ophthalmic Solution Compared to Placebo in Subjects With Dry Eye (OPUS-1)

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Further study details as provided by Shire:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Ocular Sign: Change From Baseline in Inferior Corneal Fluorescein Staining to Day 84 [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day 0) to Day 84 ]
    Corneal staining was performed to grade the degree of corneal epithelial cell injury as measured by fluorescence using slit-lamp examination. The staining was graded with the Ophthalmic Research Associates, Inc. (ORA) scale. The corneal surface is divided into three regions: superior, central and inferior. The scores for each of these 3 regions ranged from 0 to 4 (0=no staining/none; 1=occasional/trace; 2=countable/mild; 3=uncountable, but not confluent/moderate; 4=confluent/severe) with 0.5 point increments, and lower score indicates a better outcome. Inferior corneal fluorescein staining scores from the study eye only were reported. Study eye is the 'worse eye', defined as the eye with worse (higher) score at baseline.

  • Ocular Symptom: Change From Baseline in Visual-Related Subscale of the Symptom Functional Scale Score to Day 84 [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day 0) to Day 84 ]
    The symptom functional scale is a validated instrument for ocular surface diseases, measuring the ocular symptoms, vision-related function, and environmental triggers. The 12 items of the symptom functional scale questionnaire were graded on a scale of 0 (none of the time) to 4 (all of the time). The index consisted of 3 sub scales: symptoms (sensitivity to light, gritty sensation, pain, blurred vision, and poor vision [Items 1-5]), visual-related sub scale of the symptom functional scale (ability to read, drive at night, use a computer, watch television [Items 6-9]), and environmental triggers (windy conditions, low humidity, air conditioning [Items 10-12]). The symptom functional scale was scored on a scale of 0 to 100, with higher scores representing greater disability. Negative change from baseline indicates improvement.

Enrollment: 588
Study Start Date: August 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: May 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 5.0% Lifitegrast
Drug: Lifitegrast
Dosage Form: Ophthalmic Solution Dosage: 5.0% Frequency: BID Duration: 12 weeks
Other Name: SAR 1118
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Dosage Form: Ophthalmic Solution Frequency: BID Duration: 12 weeks


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Willing and able to read, sign, and date the informed consent and HIPAA documents
  • Willing and able to comply with all study procedures
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Patient-reported history of dry eye in both eyes
  • Demonstrate a positive response when exposed to the Controlled Adverse Environment model
  • A negative urine pregnancy test if female of childbearing potential and must use adequate birth control throughout the study period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any ocular condition that, in the opinion of the Investigator, could affect study parameters including, but not limited to, active ocular infection, ocular inflammation, glaucoma, and/or diabetic retinopathy
  • Unwilling to avoid wearing contact lenses for 7 days prior to and for duration of the study period
  • Any blood donation or significant loss of blood within 56 days of Visit 1
  • Any history of immunodeficiency disorder, positive HIV, hepatitis B, C, or evidence of acute active hepatitis A (anti-HAV IgM), or organ or bone marrow transplant.
  • Use of any topical ophthalmic preparations (including artificial tear substitutes) 72 hrs prior to Visit 1 and during the study
  • Any significant chronic illness that could interfere with study parameters
  • History of laser‑assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or similar type of corneal refractive surgery within 12 months prior to Visit 1, and/or any other ocular surgical procedure within 12 months prior to Visit 1; or any scheduled ocular surgical procedure during the study period.
  • Known history of alcohol and/or drug abuse
  • Subjects with Dry eye secondary to scarring or destruction of conjunctival goblet cells (as with Vitamin A deficiency)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01421498

United States, Connecticut
OPUS-1 Investigational Site
Waterbury, Connecticut, United States, 06708
United States, Kentucky
OPUS-1 Investigational Site
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40405
United States, Maine
OPUS-1 Investigational Site
Augusta, Maine, United States, 04330
OPUS-1 Investigational Site
Lewiston, Maine, United States, 04243
United States, Massachusetts
OPUS-1 Investigational Site
Andover, Massachusetts, United States, 01840
OPUS-1 Investigational Site
Lancaster, Massachusetts, United States, 01523
OPUS-1 Investigational Site
Quincy, Massachusetts, United States, 02169
OPUS-1 Investigational Site
Wakefield, Massachusetts, United States, 01880
OPUS-1 Investigational Site
Winchester, Massachusetts, United States, 01890
United States, New Hampshire
OPUS-1 Investigational Site
Derry, New Hampshire, United States, 03038
OPUS-1 Investigational Site
Manchester, New Hampshire, United States, 03101
United States, Tennessee
OPUS-1 Investigational Site
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38119
United States, Virginia
OPUS-1 Investigational Site
Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 23502
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Charles Semba, MD SARcode Bioscience, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Shire Identifier: NCT01421498     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1118-KCS-200
Study First Received: August 17, 2011
Results First Received: November 9, 2015
Last Updated: January 5, 2017

Keywords provided by Shire:
Dry Eye
ophthalmic delivery

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Dry Eye Syndromes
Conjunctival Diseases
Eye Diseases
Corneal Diseases
Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases
Ophthalmic Solutions
Pharmaceutical Solutions processed this record on April 24, 2017