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NASA


Title Neurosensory Abnormalities in SymptomAtic Ocular Surface Patients (NASA)
Therapeutic Area Dry Eye
Principal Investigator Pedram Hamrah, MD
Min Age 21 Years
Gender All
Contact Nancy Gee
617 636 5489
ngee@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Overview

  • To establish the prevalence of neuropathic corneal pain in patients with ocular surface discomfort.
  • To assess the overlap of neuropathic corneal pain with dry eye disease in patients in diseases that are currently thought to be mutually exclusive.
  • To establish the prevalence of subtypes of patients with neuropathic corneal pain or with a neuropathic component of dry eye in patients with ocular surface discomfort.

Study Details

Inclusion Criteria

  • Presents with ocular surface discomfort or for dry eye care
  • Best corrected visual acuity of 20/40 or better in each eye
  • Subject reported duration of symptoms of at least 3 months

Exclusion Criteria

  • Use of contact lenses on the day of the visit
  • Pregnant or nursing
  • Irregular corneas (e.g., ectatic disease, transplantation, or corneal dystrophies)

Study Requirements

One visit