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Partial Lacrimal Punctual Occlusion (PLPO)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00802399
First Posted: December 4, 2008
Last Update Posted: January 22, 2009
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Information provided by:
University of Sao Paulo General Hospital
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to describe a case series of patients with chronic dry eye submitted to partial punctual occlusion.

Condition Intervention
Dry Eye Procedure: Partial Lacrimal Punctual Occlusion

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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

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Further study details as provided by University of Sao Paulo General Hospital:

Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: September 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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

  Eligibility

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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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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00802399


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 Submitted: December 3, 2008
First Posted: December 4, 2008
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