Defocus Induced Changes on Choroidal Thickness

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • days left to enroll
    74
  • participants needed
    45
  • sponsor
    University of Houston
Updated on 14 May 2021

Summary

The goals of this study are to assess the short-term (10-60 minutes) effects of different magnitudes of myopic and hyperopic optical defocus on the transient thickness of the choroid in children and adults, as well as to assess the recovery period. Choroidal thickness will be measured non-invasively following 10-60 minutes of monocular exposure to -5 diopters to +5 diopters of optical defocus induced by spectacle lenses. The hypothesis is that choroidal thickness will increase with increasing myopic defocus and decrease with increasing hyperopic defocus. The relationship between the magnitude of defocus and the magnitude and direction of choroidal thickness change will be assessed.

Description

The purpose of this study is to determine modifying factors inducing or protecting against the development or progression of myopia, or nearsightedness. Myopia has reached epidemic levels in urbanized countries, reaching up to 90% of the teenage and young adult population in urban Asia. Myopia represents a significant socioeconomic burden and poses a risk for associated ocular diseases such as retinal detachment, choroidal neovascularization, and glaucoma. The economic and public health burden of myopia are growing disproportionately to the population, spurring interest in the development of therapies to prevent occurrence or progression. Myopia generally occurs because the eye grows too long, with onset and progression occurring from about ages 6 to 20. Though much is known about factors that influence eye growth, the exact mechanisms by which they do so have not been elucidated.

The goals of this study are to assess the short-term (10-50 minutes) effects of different magnitudes of myopic and hyperopic optical defocus on the transient thickness of the choroid in children and adults, as well as to assess the recovery period. Choroidal thickness will be measured non-invasively following 10-50 minutes of monocular exposure to -5D to +5D of optical defocus induced by spectacle lenses. The hypothesis is that choroidal thickness will increase with increasing myopic defocus and decrease with increasing hyperopic defocus. The relationship between the magnitude of defocus and the magnitude and direction of choroidal thickness change will be assessed.

Details
Condition Induced Defocus to the Retina
Treatment Plus powered optical lens
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03954886
SponsorUniversity of Houston
Last Modified on14 May 2021

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

to 45 years of age (preliminary studies indicate that children under 6 cannot sit for imaging, and subjects over 45 do not respond to the optical defocus with expected choroidal thickness changes)
Best corrected visual acuity of 20/25 or better in better-seeing eye

Exclusion Criteria

Age younger than 6 years or older than 45
Best corrected visual acuity worse than 20/25 in better-seeing eye
Ocular pathology or prior ocular injury
Heavily-pigmented choroid that precludes accurate measurement of choroidal thickness
Clear my responses

How to participate?

Step 1 Connect with a study center
What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
  • Sign up as volunteer to help accelerate the development of new treatments and to get notified about similar trials.

You are contacting

Investigator Avatar

Primary Contact

site

0/250

Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

Learn more

If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

Learn more

Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

Learn more

Similar trials to consider

Loading...

Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 

 • 

Private

Reply by • Private
Loading...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.
Loading...

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note