Dry eye Disease During COVID-19 : Need for Investment Into Research to Develop Solutions?

Authors

  • Komal Shah1 , Deepika Singhal2 , Ashka Patel3 , Binita Gadhavi4 , Jay Karan5 , Abhay Gaidhane6 , Deepak B Saxena7

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13441

Keywords:

COVID-19 , Dry Eye Disease, Research

Abstract

Purpose: To review the Clinical Trial Registry of India (CTRI) for clinical trials registered for the
interventions for the treatment of dry eye disease.
Methods: CTRI was manually searched by using the different key words related to the dry eye. Trials
registered after 2009 were included in the analysis. All the parameters like type of interventions, phase of
trial, sample size etc of the each trial were extracted in the predesigned proforma. Descriptive statistics was
reported in the form of frequency and percentages.
Results: Total 35 trials were registered since 2010. Majority were phase 4 trials (Post Marketing Surveillance).
More than half of the registered trials were related to the ayurvedic products. Most frequent allopathic
intervention was lubricant and most frequently used comparator was Carboxy Methyl Cellulose. Range of
sample size in different trials was 30-300.
Conclusion: A good number of trials related to the ayurvedic drugs are registered for dry eye. There is a
need for similar research efforts for allopathic interventions.

Author Biography

Komal Shah1 , Deepika Singhal2 , Ashka Patel3 , Binita Gadhavi4 , Jay Karan5 , Abhay Gaidhane6 , Deepak B Saxena7

1
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar, Gujrat, 2Professor and Head, Department of
Ophthalmology, 3
Junior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology,4
Senior Resident, Department of Ophthalmology,
GMERS Medical College and Hospital, Sola, Ahmedabad, 5
Associate Professor, All India Institute of Medical
Sciences, Jodhpur, 6
Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Director, School of Epidemiology and Public
Health, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (M), Wardha,
7Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, Adjunct Faculty Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College,
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical, Sciences, Sawangi (M), Wardha.

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Komal Shah1 , Deepika Singhal2 , Ashka Patel3 , Binita Gadhavi4 , Jay Karan5 , Abhay Gaidhane6 , Deepak B Saxena7. (2020). Dry eye Disease During COVID-19 : Need for Investment Into Research to Develop Solutions?. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 409-412. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13441