Safety and Efficacy of Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosome (PSC-MSC-Exo) Eye Drops Treatment for Dry Eye Diseases Post Refractive Surgery and Associated With Blepharospasm

General Information

Summary The purpose of this study is to evaluate the preliminary safety and effectiveness of Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell Exosome (PSC-MSC-Exo) Eye Drops in the treatment of dry eye diseases post refractive surgery and associated with blepharospasm.
Description Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial disease of the ocular surface characterized by instability of the tear film and the prevalence has been estimated to reach 20%-40%. Especially, dry eye symptoms are common complaints of patients with blepharospasm or refractive surgery history, seriously affecting their quality of life. There are many conventional therapies for DED which include ocular lubricants, oral essential fatty acid supplementation, lid hygiene and warm compresses, punctal occlusion, various treatments to obstructed meibomian glands, topical antibiotics, topical corticosteroids, topical secretagogues, topical non-glucocorticoid immunomodulatory drugs and scleral contact lenses. However, the overall efficacy is still unsatisfactory with apparent side effects, long periods of treatment, and high-costs. Mesenchymal stem cell-derived exosomes (MSC-Exo) are 30-150nm microvesicles secreted by mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which can mediate the therapeutic efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells by the encapsulated proteins, miRNAs and other bioactive substances, and showed potential in the treatment of various diseases. This study aims to evaluate the preliminary safety and effectiveness of PSC-MSC-Exo in the treatment of dry eye diseases post refractive surgery and associated with blepharospasm. This is an open-label, single-arm, before-after study with 12 subjects with dry eye diseases and the history of refractive surgery or blepharospasm. There are 5 visits over the course of 12 weeks. Visit 1: Week-1 Visit 2: Week-2 Visit 3: Week-4 Visit 4: Week-8 Visit 5: Week-12
Clinical trials phase Phases 1/2
Start date (estimated) 2023-03-01
End date (estimated) 2025-02-01
Clinical feature
Label dry eye syndrome
Description A lacrimal apparatus disease that is characterized by persistent irritation or burning of the coreneal surface.

Administrative Information

NCT number NCT05738629
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Other study identifiers
Name 2022-0290
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Public contact
Public email
First name Gao
Last name Qi
Phone + 86-15088774002
City Zhejiang
Sponsors Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University


Which differentiated cell type is used
Label mesenchymal stem cell
Description A connective tissue cell that normally gives rise to other cells that are organized as three-dimensional masses. In humans, this cell type is CD73-positive, CD90-positive, CD105-positive, CD45-negative, CD34-negative, and MHCII-negative. They may further differentiate into osteoblasts, adipocytes, myocytes, neurons, or chondroblasts in vitro. Originally described as residing in the bone marrow, this cell type is now known to reside in many, if not all, adult organs.; Many but not all mesenchymal cells derive from the mesoderm. MSCs are reportedly CD3-negative, CD4-negative, CD5-negative, CD8-negative, CD11a-negative, CD11b-negative, CD14-negative, CD19-negative, CD29-positive, CD31-negative, CD34-negative, CD38-negative, CD40-negative, CD44-positive, CD45-negative, CD49-positive, CD54-positive, CD66b-negative, CD79a-negative, CD80-negative, CD102-positive, CD106-positive, CD117-positive, CD121a-positive, CD121b-positive, CD123-positive, CD124-positive, CD133-negative, CD146-positive, CD166-positive, CD271-positive, B220-negative, Gr1-negative, MHCI-positive, MHCII-negative, SSEA4-negative, sca1-positive, Ter119-negative, and glycophorin A-negative. Cultured MSCs are capable of producing stem cell factor, IL7, IL8, IL11, TGF-beta, cofilin, galectin-1, laminin-receptor 1, cyclophilin A, and MMP-2.


Recruitment Status Not yet recruiting
Estimated number of participants 12