Tangible Hydra-PEG: A Promising Solution for Scleral Lens Wearers With Dry Eye

2018-02-05 15:11:10 | BioPortfolio


Tangible Hydra-PEG is a novel coating technology designed to improve lens wettability, deposit resistance, and tear film breakup time. This is a randomized double masked cross-over study to examine contact lens discomfort and dry eye symptoms with Tangible Hydra-PEG treated scleral lens wear compared to untreated scleral lens wear in the dry eye patient population.


Dry eye (DE) is a common complaint of millions of people worldwide with a significant impact on quality of life. For decades, this condition has presented a challenge to eye care professionals as conventional therapies are often ineffective. Recently, scleral lenses have demonstrated to be a promising therapeutic and vision rehabilitative option for dry eye sufferers. Nonetheless, despite the benefits of scleral lenses for dry eye patients, inadequate wettability of scleral lenses with subsequent diminished comfort and visual clarity remains a concern for scleral lens wearers with dry eye.

Tangible Hydra-PEG (Tangible Science LLC, Menlo Park, CA, USA) is a novel coating technology designed to improve lens wettability, deposit resistance, and tear film breakup time, ultimately enhancing contact lens comfort. While studies have shown that Tangible Hydra-PEG technology can improve contact lens discomfort (CLD) in soft contact lens and gas permeable lens wearers, to our knowledge, no clinical research investigation has examined the benefits of this new coating on scleral lens wear in dry eye sufferers. As such, the aim of this study is to compare the CLD and DE symptoms of dry eye scleral lens wearers between Tangible Hydra-PEG treated scleral lens wear and untreated scleral lens wear. CLD and DE signs will also be assessed to corroborate our findings.

This will be the first randomized double masked cross-over study to examine CLD and DE symptoms of Tangible Hydra-PEG treated scleral lens wear compared to untreated scleral lens wear in the dry eye patient population. Tangible Hydra-PEG treated scleral lenses can potentially minimize CLD and DE symptoms, ultimately improving outcomes for patients coping with dry eye disease. This study will provide new information about this innovative technology and help practitioners envisage rehabilitative options which will best optimize the quality of life of this important patient population.

Study Design


Dry Eye


Scleral lenses treated with Tangible Hydra-PEG, Untreated scleral lenses


University of California, Davis
United States


Not yet recruiting


Tangible Science

Results (where available)

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