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Dry Eyes

Study Title This study may be a good fit for you if you meet the following criteria

A Multicenter, Vehicle-controlled, Randomized Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Pharmacodynamics of AZR-MD-001 in Patients with Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)

  • Adult aged 18 years or over
  • Signs and symptoms of dry eye within the last 3 months
  • Wiling to discontinue other treatments for dry eye and MGD for at least 2 weeks prior to the first visit and for the duration of the study  
  • Willing to provide written informed consent and likely to complete the entire course of study according to instructions
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding

The role of the microbiome in dry eye

  • Are aged over 18 years
  • Have not worn contact lenses in the past 3 months
  • [Meibomian gland dysfunction group] Have been diagnosed with mild to moderate meibomian gland dysfunction, either with or without lacrimal gland dysfunction
  • [Healthy group] Do not have meibomian gland dysfunction or dry eye
  • Have not had any eye trauma or eye surgery (including previous cataract or corneal refractive surgery)
  • Must not be using any systematic or topical antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive medication, over the counter drops containing preservatives and also topical galucoma medication in the past 3 months

Tear film telomerase in dry eye disease

  • Are aged over 18 years.
  • Have dry eyes.
  • Not a contact lens wearer
  • Not pregnant or lacting
  • Not taking eye medications or corticosteroids.

The impact of probiotics and prebiotics on dry eye disease  

  • Are aged over 18 years
  • Have reported dry eye signs and symptoms within the past three months
  • Do not have any systemic or auto-immune diseases
  • No previous probiotic or fermented product intake in the last three months
  • Are willing to provide written informed consent and likely to comply with the consuming probiotic product and clinical trial visit schedule
  • Contact Maria Markoulli