LYNX-1: Dim Light Vision Disturbance Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Nyxol

About the Trial

LYNX-1: Dim Light Vision Disturbance Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Nyxol (NCT04638660)

Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Masked Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Nyxol (0.75% Phentolamine Ophthalmic Solution) in Subjects with Dim Light Vision Disturbances

Detailed Info

The objectives of this study are:* To evaluate the efficacy of Nyxol to improve mesopic low contrast visual acuity (mLCVA) in subjects with Dim Light Vision Disturbances (DLD) * To evaluate efficacy of Nyxol to improve visual performance * To evaluate the safety of Nyxol

Study Phase

Phase 3

Estimated Enrollment


Estimated Primary Completion Date

May 19, 2022

Study Type


  • Drug: Phentolamine Ophthalmic Solution 0.75%
  • Drug: Phentolamine Ophthalmic Solution Vehicle (Placebo)

Ocuphire Pharma, Inc.


Inclusion Criteria

  • Males or females ≥ 18 years of age
  • Subject-reported DLD (likely subjects with a history of multifocal IOLs, post-laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis [LASIK], corneal scars, and keratoconus)
  • Ability to comply with all protocol-mandated procedures independently and to attend all
  • Otherwise healthy and well-controlled subjects
  • Able and willing to give written consent to participate in this study
  • Able to self-administer study medication
  • PD ≥ 6 mm under mesopic conditions (prior to illumination) in at least one eye
  • ≤ 20 (20/100 Snellen or worse) Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) letters in mLCVA score

Exclusion Criteria


  • Prior history of dry eye diagnosis, taking prescription drops for dry eye, or taking artificial tear drops occasionally for dry eye
  • Prior history of fluctuating vision
  • Clinically significant ocular disease as deemed by the Investigator that might interfere with the study
  • Known hypersensitivity to any topical alpha-adrenoceptor antagonists
  • Known allergy or contraindication to any component of the vehicle formulation
  • History of cauterization of the punctum or punctal plug (silicone or collagen) insertion or removal
  • Ocular trauma, ocular surgery (e.g., IOLs) or laser procedure (e.g., LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy [PRK]) within 6 months prior to screening
  • Use of any topical prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) ophthalmic medications of any kind within 7 days of screening
  • Recent or current evidence of ocular infection or inflammation in either eye. Subjects must be symptom free for at least 7 days.
  • History of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, or dry or wet macular degeneration
  • History of any traumatic (surgical or nonsurgical) or nontraumatic condition affecting the pupil or iris
  • Unwilling or unable to discontinue use of contact lenses at screening until study completion, except for keratoconus subjects who may wear contacts up to 24 hours prior to their scheduled visits
  • People with undiagnosed dry eye, at the determination of the Investigator.


  • Known hypersensitivity or contraindication to alpha- and/or beta-adrenoceptor antagonists
  • Clinically significant systemic disease that might interfere with the study
  • Initiation of treatment with or any changes to the current dosage, drug, or regimen of any systemic adrenergic or cholinergic drugs within 7 days prior to screening or during the study
  • Participation in any investigational study within 30 days prior to screening and during the conduct of the study
  • Females of childbearing potential who are pregnant, nursing, planning a pregnancy, or not using a medically acceptable form of birth control
  • Resting HR outside the specified range (50-110 beats per minute)
  • Hypertension with resting diastolic BP > 105 mmHg or systolic BP > 160 mmHg


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