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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00405431
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 30, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 22, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marlene Moster, MD, Wills Eye

November 28, 2006
November 30, 2006
November 22, 2016
March 2004
June 2005   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
intraocular pressure [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
  • intraocular pressure
  • number of post operative glaucoma medications
  • patient comfort level
  • conjunctival inflammation
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ocular inflammation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
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Will Restasis Eye Drops Increase Your Chance of Having a Successful Surgery?
Influence of Post-Operative Cyclosporine 0.05% (Restasis) on the Success of Glaucoma Filtering Surgery
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.
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.
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Drug: Restasis
    1 drop in study eye twice a day X 6 months
  • Drug: Endura (artificial tears)
    1 drop in study eye twice a day X 6 months
    Other Name: Endura
  • Active Comparator: 1
    Patients received restasis eyedrops during 6 month post-operative period
    Intervention: Drug: Restasis
  • Placebo Comparator: 2
    Patients receive artificial tears (Endura) during 6 month post-operative period
    Intervention: Drug: Endura (artificial tears)
Fakhraie G, Lopes JF, Spaeth GL, Almodin J, Ichhpujani P, Moster MR. Effects of postoperative cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion 0.05% (Restasis) following glaucoma surgery. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2009 Dec;37(9):842-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2009.02134.x.

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November 2007
June 2005   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with uncontrolled glaucoma scheduled for filtering surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Unable to understand informed consent
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
IRB #03-598
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Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: manuscript has been published.
Marlene Moster, MD, Wills Eye
Wills Eye
Principal Investigator: Marlene R. Moster, MD Wills Eye Glaucoma Research Center
Wills Eye
November 2016

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