Training of Eye Movements in Glaucoma

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Aug 1, 2023
  • participants needed
    40
  • sponsor
    University of Magdeburg
Updated on 15 February 2021

Summary

The aim of the trial is to investigate the possibilities of improving visual impairments with eye training exercises (eye-yoga) in a total of 40 patients with glaucoma who have not previously been treated within a similar training program. 20 patients will be instructed how to do eye yoga to be performed dails for 4 weeks (max 30 min/day). As a control group of 20 patients will be instructed to read for 30 min/day for 4 weeks.

The following outcome measures will be investigated: High Resolution Perimetry, Humphrey Perimetry, Visual Acuity Test, Contrast Sensitivity Test, Microsaccades measurements, Intraocular Pressure Measurement, Electroencephalogram (EEG), Blood Pressure and Pulse Measurement and Dynamic Vessel Analysis (DVA - the blood supply in the eye (especially vascular dysregulation) .

Furthermore, factors that could influence response variability and the effectiveness of treatment will be analysed: (i) the role of mental stress (or stress resilience) and (ii) the influence of personality traits and quality of life.

The study is intended to further validate this home training program (eye yoga) for the treatment of visual impairment in glaucoma.

Description

The aim of eye yoga is to improve microsaccade impairments in patient with primary open angle glaucoma. We will study how this affects visual performance and the physiology of the eye and brain

Details
Condition Ocular Hypertension, Ocular Hypertension, Glaucoma, Glaucoma, Eye Yoga
Treatment Eye yoga, Eye yoga, Passive Reading
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04037384
SponsorUniversity of Magdeburg
Last Modified on15 February 2021

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

clinical diagnosis of glaucoma
residual vision
the duration of the disease must be at least 6 months old
the visual field defect must be stable

Exclusion Criteria

autoimmune diseases in the acute stage
neurological and mental diseases
diabetic retinopathy
addictions
hypertension (maximum 160/100 mmHg)
retinitis pigmentosa-
pathological nystagmus
non-distant tumors or recurrent tumors
photosensitivity
pregnancy
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