Dry eye is a disease of the front of the eye, whereas a disruption in our normal tear production and maintenance occurs. There are two main types of dry eye: aqueous deficient dry eye and evaporative dry eye.
Aqueous deficient dry eye occurs when too little tears are produced by the lacrimal gland located below our eyebrow. When we don’t have adequate aqueous tear production, our ocular surface becomes rough, causing burning, gritty, and scratchy eyes. Wearing contact lenses or having a history of previous eye surgery can contribute to this type of dry eye.
Evaporative dry eye, also known as meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), stems from the clogging of the meibomian glands inside of our eyelids. Our meibomian glands secrete meibum, the lipid or oily layer of the tear film. This tear layer helps to keep the other layers of the tear film in place. When our meibomian glands are clogged, our tears can evaporate easily, causing irritation.
This study is intended for people who have the signs and symptoms of Dry Eye Disease. Common symptoms include eye dryness, eye discomfort, visual disturbance, damage to the surface of the ey, burning, stinging, itching, grittiness, scratchiness and tired eye sensation. Symptoms can affect one or both eyes and may be more bothersome later in the day or worsened by environmental factors like wind or air-conditioning.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate how safe and effective an investigational eye drop is compared to a vehicle (solution without the active ingredient) eye drop and how well it will work to treat the signs and symptoms of Dry Eye Disease.
We’re conducting a clinical study to evaluate an investigational eye drop for signs and symptoms of Dry Eye Disease (DED).
Investigational eye drop study for Dry Eye Disease
This study includes 4 visits over approximately 3 weeks.
Complete 4 visits, and you may be compensated up to $700 for your time.
This study is taking place at clinics throughout the United States.
We are adding new locations for this study regularly. Please fill out the form below to learn more.
Any LASIK surgery in the last 12 months.