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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Dry Eye Syndrome
and you are
over 18
years old
This is an early phase trial to determine
the dosage and safety of the new treatment.
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The purpose

The "dry eye syndrome" DES is a highly prevalent ocular disease, in particular in the elderly population. One mainstay of therapy for patients suffering from DES is the use of topically administered lubricants. However, despite many efforts, no "ideal" formulation has yet been found. Recently, Croma Pharma has introduced chitosan-N-acetylcysteine eye drops, designed for treatment of symptoms related to DES. Chemically, chitosan is a polycationic biopolymer with favourable biological properties such as high biocompatibility and low toxicity. Additionally, the new formulation comprises N-acetylcysteine, which has been used in ophthalmology because of its mucolytic properties for several years. Based on theoretical considerations, one can hypothesize that the new chitosan derivative may show an increased adhesion to mucins of the ocular surface and may therefore be particularly beneficial in reducing the symptoms associated with DES. We have recently shown in a phase I trial that single instillation of chitosan-N-acetylcysteine eye drops is well tolerated in young healthy subjects. However, no data is yet available about safety and tolerability of chitosan-N-acetylcysteine in subjects wearing contact lenses. This is of special interest because the tear film is critical to successful contact lens wear. Disturbances of the quantity or quality of the tear film results in intolerance of contact lens wear and possible damage to the ocular surface. This trial seeks to investigate the local tolerability and possible ocular discomfort of chitosan-N-acetylcysteine eye drops after repeated instillation .

Provided treatments

  • Device: Chitosan-N-acetylcysteine eye drops (concentration of 0.1%)
  • Other: Physiological saline solution

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01747616. The sponsor of the trial is Medical University of Vienna and it is looking for 48 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Assessment of Safety and Tolerability of Chitosan-N-acetylcysteine Eye Drops in Subjects While Wearing Contact Lenses and Before Insertion of Contact Lenses