RESEARCH STUDY

The Eye Clinic of Texas is conducting a research study for people with dry eye disease.  The purpose of this research study is to develop a better understanding of the natural history of dry eye disease.

To be eligible for this research study, you must

  • Be at least 55 years old if male or, if female, at least 40 years old with perimenopausal symptoms (or post menopausal)
  • Have dry eye disease
  • Have moderate to severe eye surface discomfort and symptoms of unhealthy tears
  • Be willing to attend 6 study visits over a period of 24 months
  • NOT have a history of herpes keratitis, varizella zoster, or allergic conjunctivitis
  • NOT use or plan to use topical glaucoma medications during the course of the study
  • NOT have had cataract surgery, LASIK, LASEK, or PRK procedure within the past 12 months

We are also studying people who do not have dry eye disease.  To be eligible to participate in this portion of the study, you must

  • Be at least 55 years old if male or, if female, at least 40 years old with perimenopausal symptoms (or post menopausal)
  • Be willing to attend 6 study visits over a period of 24 months
  • NOT have symptoms of dry eye disease
  • NOT have a history of herpes keratitis, varizella zoster, or allergic conjunctivitis
  • NOT use or plan to use topical glaucoma medications during the course of the study
  • NOT have had cataract surgery, LASIK, LASEK, or PRK procedure within the past 12 months

 If you are eligible for this study, you will receive eye exams at no cost to you and you may receive compensation for your time.   There may be reasons why you would not be eligible to participate, and we will discuss this with you.   If you are interested in learning more about this research study, please contact a member of our office staff.


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