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Oral Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome

2014-08-27 03:14:27 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The investigators hypothesize that oral omega-3-acid ethyl esters (Lovaza, GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC) will decrease dry-eye related symptoms as well as clinical markers associated with dry eye disease (Schirmer-1 test values, positive vital staining with lissamine green, and fluorescein tear break-up time) when compared to administration of placebo.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Dry Eye Syndrome

Intervention

Oral Omega-3-acid ethyl esters, Placebo corn oil capsule

Location

Penn State Hershey Eye Center
Hershey
Pennsylvania
United States
17033

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Penn State University

Results (where available)

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