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Ocular Allergy Treatment Practical Impact Trial ((OAT-PIT))

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2013 by Jayesh G. Kanuga, M.D., Starx Research Center, LLC.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: March 11, 2013
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jayesh G. Kanuga, M.D., Starx Research Center, LLC
To study the impact of alcaftadine in patients treated with other opthalmic ocular agents (or specific topical opthalmic treatment) in an allergy subspecialist outpatient setting.

Condition Intervention Phase
Allergic Conjunctivitis Rhinoconjunctivitis Drug: Alcaftadine Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: To Assess the Impact of Ocular Allergy Treatment on Patients Using an Opthalmic Agent (or no Treatment) Versus Alcaftadine(Lastacaft™)

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Further study details as provided by Jayesh G. Kanuga, M.D., Starx Research Center, LLC:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Quality of Life- Eye Allergy Patient Impact Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 4 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Ocular Surface Disease Index Pollen Count correlation of symptoms [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: April 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Alcaftadine
subject on any ocular allergy ophthalmic treatment or no treatment will be started on Alcaftadine 0.25%(study drug)- 1 drop each eye daily for 1-2 weeks
Drug: Alcaftadine
Alcaftadine 0.25% one dorp each eye daily for 1-2 weeks.
Other Name: Lastacaft

Detailed Description:
To assess the impact of ocular allergy treatment on patients using an ophthalmic agent (or no treatment) versus alcaftadine(Lastacaft™)

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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:

  1. patients age 18 and older with a history of seasonal or perennial forms of allergic conjunctivitis and skin test positive reactivity to seasonal aeroallergens
  2. Total Ocular Symptom Score (TOSS) on the day of enrollment of 4 or more.
  3. have allergic ocular symptoms for the past week for which they are either treating with ophthalmic agents or have had no treatment.
  4. Are willing/able to follow instructions from the study investigator and his/her study staff.
  5. Have signed infromed consent approved by Institutional Review Board or Independent Ethics Committee.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Active ocular infection;
  2. History of retinal detachment, diabetic neuropathy, or any progressive retinal disease;
  3. Ocular surgical intervention within three (3) months prior to visit 1 or scheduled during the study.
  4. History of unstable, or uncontrolled disease of any nature.
  5. Pregnancy or lactation;
  6. Have a known hypersensitivity tp LASTACAFT™ (alcaftadine) -
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01808768

Contact: Jayesh Kanuga, MD 732-906-1747 jkanuga@gmail.com
Contact: Erika Julca, LPN,CRC 732-906-1747 ejulca1@gmail.com

United States, New Jersey
STARx Research Center Recruiting
Edison, New Jersey, United States, 08820
Contact: Erika Julca, lpn,crc    732-906-1747    ejulca1@gmail.com   
Contact: June Pepe, lpn, ccrc    973-912-9817    pepejune@gmail.com   
Principal Investigator: Jayesh Kanuga, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Ligaya Centeno, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Ruby Reyes, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Leonard Bielory, MD         
STARx Recruiting
Springfield, New Jersey, United States, 07081
Contact: Leonard Bielory, MD    973-912-9817    DrLBielory@gmail.com   
Sub-Investigator: Leonard Bielory, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Starx Research Center, LLC
Principal Investigator: Jayesh Kanuga, MD Starx Research Center, LLC
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jayesh G. Kanuga, M.D., Medical Doctor, Starx Research Center, LLC
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01808768     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ID IIT- 000373
First Submitted: March 6, 2013
First Posted: March 11, 2013
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2017
Last Verified: March 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Conjunctivitis, Allergic
Conjunctival Diseases
Eye Diseases
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Histamine H1 Antagonists
Histamine Antagonists
Histamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs