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Artificial Tears for the Reduction of Radioiodine Levels in the Nasolacrimal Duct System of Patients with Thyroid Carcinoma following Radioiodine Therapy

This phase II trial studies how well artificial tears works in reducing radioiodine levels in the nasolacrimal duct system in patients with thyroid carcinoma following radioiodine therapy. Radioactive iodine therapy for thyroid carcinoma has been associated with nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Artificial tears may dilute the amount of radioactive iodine in the tears of the eyes, thus decreasing uptake by the cells lining the nasolacrimal duct system.
Phase II
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Sobel, Rachel
Vanderbilt University


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Inclusion Criteria:

Radio-iodine therapy for thyroid cancer

Radioiodine therapy >= 150 mCi

Patient wears contacts on both eyes

Exclusion Criteria:

Use of eye drops, other than artificial tears

History of ocular/lacrimal gland trauma

History of lacrimal drainage disease: canaliculitis, dacryocystitis

Prior radiotherapy

Current or prior use of chemotherapy drugs (i.e. 5-fluorouracil, docetaxel)

Medical conditions that predispose to nasolacrimal duct (NLD) stenosis * Sarcoid * Granulomatosis with polyangiitis * Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

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