Pterygium

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Do you have pterygium, also known as Surfer’s Eye?

Pterygium is a thin growth of clear tissue with redness, due to small blood vessels that start at the corner of the eye and grow towards the centre of the cornea.

We are currently investigating a potential new medication to treat the redness associated with Surfer’s Eye. This new treatment involves the self-administration of eye drops, 3 times per day for 28 days.

Participants will be required to attend a screening visit to determine eligibility for the trial, followed by 5 additional clinic visits over a 3 month period.

We are currently recruiting study participants who:

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Have a pterygium in one or both eyes, that is also associated with eye redness.
  • Are willing to attend 6 clinic visits over 3 months

To see if you are eligible complete the questionnaire below or call the Clinical Trials Centre on 07 5456 3797.

Full title: A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized, Double- Masked, Phase 2 Study Evaluating the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of Topical AG-86893 in Patients with Pterygium

Ethics approval – Bellberry Human Research Ethics Committee

If you experience difficulty completing the survey please email trials@usc.edu.au

Start Questionnaire?
We can only accept submissions from Australian residents. Please confirm you reside in Australia.
Do you have pterygium (Surfer’s Eye) and associated eye redness? Pterygium is a thin growth of clear tissue with redness, due to small blood vessels that start at the corner of the eye and grow towards the centre of the cornea.
Are you 18 years of age or older?
If you are female, or male whose partner is of childbearing potential, are you willing to use adequate contraception throughout the study and for 3 months after?
If you are female, are you currently pregnant or breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant during the study?
Have you been diagnosed with glaucoma or ocular hypertension that requires medication?
If you use contact lenses, would you be willing to discontinue use during the study?
Have you ever had any of the following surgeries in the affected eye? Pterygium removal, corneal transplant, glaucoma surgery, refractive surgery, surgery on ocular muscles, any retinal surgery, cataract surgery within the last 3 months.
Do you currently use any other medication in the affected eye other than artificial tears or ocular decongestants? Note you must cease using ocular decongestants at least 7 days prior to your baseline visit.
Are you currently taking, and plan to continue taking, immunosuppressants?
Do you currently use, and plan to continue to use, marijuana or other controlled or illicit drugs?
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