Dry eye disease occurs when your tears aren’t able to provide enough lubrication for your eyes. There are many reasons for this tear film dysfunction including hormone changes, allergies, and autoimmune disease. Treatment aims to restore or maintain the normal amount of tears in the eye to minimise discomfort and maintain eye health. View our current studies into dry eyes.

  • This study might be a good fit if you meet the following criteria:

    • Are aged 18 years or older.
    • Habitual visual acuity of at least 6/9 in each eye.
    • Are willing to use hypochlorous acid spray on your eyelids twice daily for 4 weeks.
    • Are willing to attend two clinic visits at the School of Optometry and Vision Science.
    • Are willing to not use any warm compresses for the duration of the study.
    • Are willing to not change the usage frequency and type of any currently used rewetting drops for dry eye for the duration of the study.
    • Are willing to not use eyelid cosmetics at the two visits.
  • This study might be a good fit if you fit the following criteria:

    • Aged 18 years and above.

    • Diagnosis of one or more of the following ocular surface diseases: dry eye disease, meibomian gland dysfunction, contact lens discomfort, blepharitis, neuropathic corneal pain, limbal stem cell deficiency and Sjögren Syndrome.

    • Ability to understand and speak English language including ability to provide consent.

  • The research study is looking recruit people who meet the following criteria:

    ●      18 years or over,

    ●      Must agree to have their voice recorded for the study,

    ●      Volunteers who are currently practising pharmacy assistants or who are currently practising pharmacists.

  • The research study is looking recruit people who meet the following criteria:

    ●      18 years or over,

    ●      Must agree to have their voice recorded for the study,

    ●      Volunteers who are currently practising pharmacy assistants or who are currently practising pharmacists.

  • You are a potential participant for the study if

    • You are above 18 years of age.
    • You have signs and symptoms or being diagnosed with dry eyes.
    • If you are on systemic anti-inflammatory therapy such as steroids, Immunosuppressants you must not have changed the medications in the past 3 months.
    • Your systemic disease activity is under control since the past 3 months.
    • You don’t have any other ocular pathology other than dry eye disease.
  • The study might be a good fit for you if:

    • Are aged over 18 years
    • Currently have been diagnosed with Sjögrens syndrome-related dry eye.
    • No probiotic or prebiotic commercial supplements intake in the last three months
    • Are willing to provide written informed consent;
    • Are willing to comply with consuming the prebiotic/probiotic product or placebo
    • Willing to comply with the clinical trial visit schedule: 3 visits over 4 months.