Patients sought for dry eyes and jaw pain clinical trials

DALLAS - Jan. 14, 2005 - Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are seeking patients to participate in medical studies dry eye disease and jaw pain. All clinical trials are approved by UT Southwestern's Institutional Review Board, which reviews them for benefits, risks, side effects and informed consent.

Dry eyes
Ophthalmologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center need people with dry eye disease to participate in a study evaluating the effectiveness of Food and Drug Administration-approved eye drops. Symptoms of the disease include eyes that burn or sting, blurred vision, frequent blinking, a feeling that something is in the eye, light sensitivity or sandy or gritty eyes. Participants will receive free study-related eye exams, tests and medications. Financial compensation is available. For details, call Mike Molai at 214-648-4734.

Jaw pain
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are seeking volunteers between the ages of 18 and 70 who have been experiencing jaw pain or discomfort for six months or less to participate in a non-invasive study evaluating treatments that could alleviate the pain. Researchers will assess factors that may help determine which treatment is best able to reduce the time sufferers experience symptoms. Treatment is free and financial compensation is available.  For more information, contact Dr. Anna Stowell at 214-648-5284 or anna.stowell@utsouthwestern.edu.

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