Condition category
Eye Diseases
Date applied
28/01/2003
Date assigned
28/01/2003
Last edited
19/02/2008
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Hazel Everitt

ORCID ID

Contact details

Division of Community Clinical Sciences
Primary Medical Care
University of Southampton
Aldermoor Health Centre
Aldermoor Close
Southampton
SO16 5ST
United Kingdom
+44 02380 241079

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

G84/5610

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To assess different management strategies for conjunctivitis.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial.

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Screening

Patient information sheet

Condition

Conjunctivitis

Intervention

1. Antibiotic eye drops (chloramphenicol) immediately
2. Delayed prescription
3. No treatment

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Symptom resolution for conjunctivitis
2. Patient satisfaction

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/04/2000

Overall trial end date

30/09/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. Present to GP with acute infective conjunctivitis
2. Age over 1 year

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

300

Participant exclusion criteria

Age under 1 year.

Recruitment start date

01/04/2000

Recruitment end date

30/09/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Division of Community Clinical Sciences
Southampton
SO16 5ST
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Medical Research Council (MRC) (UK)

Sponsor details

20 Park Crescent
London
W1B 1AL
United Kingdom
+44 20 7636 5422
clinical.trial@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk

Sponsor type

Research council

Website

http://www.mrc.ac.uk

Funders

Funder type

Research council

Funder name

Medical Research Council (UK)

Alternative name(s)

MRC

Funding Body Type

private sector organisation

Funding Body Subtype

other non-profit

Location

United Kingdom

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16847013

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Everitt HA, Little PS, Smith PW, A randomised controlled trial of management strategies for acute infective conjunctivitis in general practice., BMJ, 2006, 333, 7563, 321, doi: 10.1136/bmj.38891.551088.7C.

Additional files

Editorial Notes