Clinical Trials

Have you been diagnosed with Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome (Primary SS)?

  • Do you suffer from Dry Eye associated with Primary SS?
  • Do you know there is a clinical trial of Lacripep™, an experimental treatment for Dry Eye in patients with Primary SS?
  • The goal of this trial is to restore health to the surface of your eye and treat symptoms of Dry Eye (eye dryness, burning, discomfort) in patients with Primary SS

Interested?

Please scroll down to learn more and find a trial site or Google ‘sjogren’s syndrome dry eye’ on your smart phone

About the Clinical Trial

  • The study will last 8 weeks and include 5 visits to an ophthalmologist. Patients will be provided with ophthalmic drops of Lacripep™ or placebo. Lacripep™ is a synthetic tear protein fragment of ‘lacritin’. Lacritin and a natural version of Lacripep™ are constituents of normal human tears but are lacking in dry eye tears. In preclinical studies, both restore tearing and eye health. The study purpose is to assess the effectiveness and safety of Lacripep™ in dry eye patients. The trial is FDA approved.
  • The study is restricted to patients with primary Sjögren’s Syndrome dry eye. It is necessary that you stop your treatment of Restasis or Xiidra two weeks* before. Those with punctal plugs inserted two weeks before or later are acceptable. Those on serum tears will need to cease treatment 30 days before.
  • If you think you may qualify (or have patients that qualify) and would be interested in participating in a clinical trial, please see if there is a clinical trial site close to you. The sites are listed below by state and include the study coordinator’s name, Email and phone number. Several more sites will be added shortly.

Questions

Clinical Site Locations

Site marked with an asterisk (*) have been recently added.

Please use contact information below if you would like to join the Clinical Trials:

Alabama

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
OcCERF, Ocular Surface Research Institute of the Clinical Eye Research Facility,
121 Henry B. Peters Building, 1716 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294

Contact Drew Gann, OD, MS at 205-934-2436 or drewgann@uab.edu

Arizona

Schwartz Laser Eye Center
8416 E. Shea Blvd., Ste. C-101
Scottsdale, AZ  85260.

Contact Katie O’Brien at 480-483-3937 or katieo@schwartzlaser.com

 

California

Lugene Eye Institute
1510 South Central Avenue, Suite 300
Glendale, CA  91204

Contact Lucy Bataneant at 818-246-2560 x 4111 or lucyb@grmclinical.com

Wolstan & Goldberg Eye Associates
23600 Telo Ave., Suite 100
Torrance, CA 90505

Contact Brittney Rodriguez at 310-602-5640 or studies@wolstaneye.com

Martel Eye Medical Group
11216 Trinity River Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA  95670

Contact Liliya Shuprudko at 916-631-7860 or lilymarteleye@gmail.com

UC Berkeley Clinical Research Center
381 Minor Hall
UC Berkeley, School of Optometry
Berkeley, CA 94720

Contact Zakia Young at 510-642-0686 or trm_core@berkeley.edu

Orange County Ophthalmology*
2665 Garden Grove Blvd, Suite 401
Garden Grove, CA 92843

Contact Gladys Sager at 714-534-8373

 

Colorado

Corneal Consultants of Colorado
8381 South Park Lane
Littleton,CO 80209

Contact Breanna Nickels at 720-709-7533 or bnickels@corneaonline.com

 

Florida

Bruce A. Segal, MD, PA*
5258 Linton Blvd, Suite 302
Delray Beach, FL 33484

Contact Yara Ramirez King at 561-498-3664 or yrkeyes@gmail.com 

Perez Eye Center
4506 Wishart Place
Tampa, FL  33603

Contact Carlos Lara at 813-875-6588 or carlos@irctampa.com

International Eye Associates, PA
1545 Hand Ave., Suite B3
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Contact Michelle Wholly at 386-673-3939 or jdy20@yahoo.com

 

Indiana

Midwest Cornea Associates, LLC
10300 North Illinois Street, Suite 1020
Indianapolis, IN 46290

Contact Mary Adams at 317-805-4527 or marys@midwesteye.com

 

Kentucky

The Eye Care Institute
1536 Story Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Contact Mandy Kessinger at 502-589-1500 or mkessinger@eyecareinstitute.com

 

Massachusetts

Clinical Eye Research of Boston
955 Main St., Suite 307
Winchester, MA 01890

Contact Paula Oliver at 781-729-3008 or pjdjoliver@msn.com

 

Maryland

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

Contact Nicole Eraso at 410-955-5491 or nryan7@jhmi.edu

 

Minnesota

Minnesota Eye Consultants, P.A.
9801 Dupont Avenue S., Suite #200
Bloomington, MN  55431

Contact Erich Berg at 952-567-6111 or ejberg@mneye.com

 

Missouri

Ophthalmology Associates
12990 Manchester Road, Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63131

Contact Debi Gravemann at 314-966-3377 or debi.gravemann@youreyedoc.com

Tauber Eye Center
4400 Broadway, Suite 202
Kansas City, MO 64111

Contact Megan Hefter at 816-531-9100 or mh@taubereye.com

 

North Carolina

Cornerstone Eye Care
1400 E. Hartley Drive
High Point, NC  27262

Contact Jedorah Benson at 336-802-4361 or Jedorah.benson@cornerstonehealthcare.com

 

North  Dakota

Bergstrom Eye Research
2601 University Drive South
Fargo, ND 58103

Contact Kristen Petersen at 701-478-0061 or kristen@bergstromeye.com

 

New York

Cornea Consultants of Albany
9 Vista Blvd., Suite 100
Slingerlands, NY 12159

Contact Alice Titova at 518-475-1515 or alice.titova@corneacare.com

 

Ohio

Abrams Eye Center
2322 East 22nd Street, Suite 102
Cleveland, OH 44115

Contact Peggy Smith at 216-937-2020 or psmith213@att.net

 

South Dakota

Black Hills Eye Institute
2800 Third Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Contact Kayla Riley at 605-719-3153 or kriley@bhrei.com

Vance Thompson Vision
3101 W 57th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Contact Jason Meyer at 605-371-7037 or jason.meyer@vancethompsonvision.com

 

Texas

The Eye Clinic of Texas/Houston Eye Associates
1100 Gulf Freeway, Suite 114
League City, TX 77573

Contact Chance Caddell at 281-332-3937 or E2437@HoustonEye.com

 

Virginia

Virginia Eye Consultants
241 Corporate Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502

Contact Brianne Anthony at 757-961-2948 or banthony@vec2020.com

Vistar Eye Center
3320 Franklin Road
Roanoke, VA 24014

Contact Patrese Pyle at 540-855-5100 or patresepyle@vistareye.com

Still have questions?

Please Email our Medical Director, Marc Odrich, MD