Study Evaluating the Tears of the Eye

Official Title

Lipid Composition of the Tear Film in Healthy Participants and Dry Eye Disease Patients


The purpose of this study is to explore the lipid concentration of the tear film in healthy participants and those who have dry eye disease. 

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Inclusion criteria:

  • At least 18 years of age (30 years of age for dry eye disease cohort).
  • Good general health (defined by medication use that has not changed within the last month and the absence of medical conditions or treatments that are deemed confounding to the data as determined by the PI)
  • Ability to give informed consent
  • Willing to spend time for the study; approximately one hour for study assessments
  • Either gender

Exclusion criteria:

  • Use of any ocular prescription medication (such as but not limited to, glaucoma medications, anti-inflammatory eye drops and Restasis) used within 14 days of the screening visit or started prior to the measurement visit(s).   
  • Currently having punctal plugs inserted in lacrimal puncta

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria varies, please contact Study Coordinator for more information. 

Age Range

18 years and up