Overview

This trial has been completed.

Condition amblyopia
Treatments ipad®, patching 2 hours per day, 7 days per week
Phase phase 3
Sponsor Jaeb Center for Health Research
Collaborator Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group
Start date September 2014
End date August 2016
Trial size 485 participants
Trial identifier NCT02200211, 2U10EY011751, ATS18

Summary

The purpose of the study is to compare the effectiveness of 1 hour/day of binocular game play 7 days per week with 2 hours/day patching 7 days per week in children 5 to <17

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Experimental)
Binocular computer game play 1 hour per day, 7 days per week (minimum of 4 days per week)
ipad®
Binocular therapy on iPad®
(Active Comparator)
Patching 2 hours per day, 7 days per week
patching 2 hours per day, 7 days per week Patching

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Distance Visual Acuity
time frame: 16 weeks

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Stereoacuity
time frame: 16 weeks
Ocular Alignment
time frame: 16 weeks
Diplopia Questionnaire
time frame: 16 weeks

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 5 years up to 16 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Age 5 to <17 years 2. Amblyopia associated with strabismus, anisometropia, or both (previously treated or untreated) 1. Criteria for strabismus: At least one of the following must be met: - Presence of a heterotropia on examination at distance or near fixation (with or without spectacles) - Documented history of strabismus which is no longer present (which in the judgment of the investigator could have caused amblyopia) 2. Criteria for anisometropia: At least one of the following criteria must be met: - ≥0.50 D difference between eyes in spherical equivalent - ≥1.50 D difference between eyes in astigmatism in any meridian 3. Criteria for combined-mechanism amblyopia: Both of the following criteria must be met: - Criteria for strabismus are met (see above) - ≥1.00 D difference between eyes in spherical equivalent OR ≥1.50 D difference between eyes in astigmatism in any meridian - Note: the spherical equivalent requirement differs from that in the definition for refractive/anisometropic amblyopia 3. No amblyopia treatment in the past 2 weeks (patching, atropine, Bangerter, vision therapy) 4. Refractive correction (spectacles or contact lenses, if applicable) must meet the following criteria at enrollment and be based on a cycloplegic refraction that is not more than 7 months old. 1. Requirements for Correction of Refractive Error: 1. For subjects meeting criteria for strabismic (only) amblyopia (see 2.2.1 #2 above): • Hypermetropia, if corrected, must not be under-corrected by more than +1.50 D spherical equivalent, and the reduction in plus sphere must be symmetric in the two eyes. 2. For subjects meeting criteria for anisometropic or combined-mechanism amblyopia (see 2.2.1 #2 above): - Spherical equivalent must be within 0.50 D of fully correcting the anisometropia - Hypermetropia must not be under-corrected by more than +1.50 D spherical equivalent, and reduction in plus must be symmetric in the two eyes - Cylinder power in both eyes must be within 0.50 D of fully correcting the astigmatism - Cylinder axis for both eyes must be within 6 degrees of the axis of the cycloplegic refraction when cylinder power is ≥1.00 D 2. Refractive corrections meeting the above criteria must be worn for either: - 16 weeks or more or - Until visual acuity in amblyopic eye is stable (defined as 2 consecutive visual acuity measurements by the same testing method at least 4 weeks apart with <1 line change (<5 letters if E-ETDRS)) 3. Monocular or binocular contact lens wear is allowed provided the contact lenses meet the above refractive requirements at the corneal plane. The same form of correction must be worn throughout the entire study during study procedures (i.e., no changing between contacts and spectacles while patching or while game-playing or study testing). Safety glasses are not required for subjects wearing contact lenses, but investigators are encouraged to suggest safety glasses be worn over contact lenses. 5. Visual acuity, measured in each eye without cycloplegia in current refractive correction (if applicable) within 7 days prior to randomization using the ATS-HOTV visual acuity protocol for children < 7 years and the E-ETDRS visual acuity protocol for children ≥ 7 years on a study-approved device displaying single surrounded optotypes, as follows: 1. Visual acuity in the amblyopic eye 20/40 to 20/200 inclusive (33 to 72 letters if E-ETDRS) 2. Visual acuity in the fellow eye 20/25 or better (≥ 78 letters if E-ETDRS) 3. Interocular difference ≥ 3 logMAR lines (≥ 15 letters if E-ETDRS) (i.e., amblyopic-eye acuity at least 3 logMAR lines worse than fellow-eye acuity) 6. Heterotropia or heterophoria with a total near deviation of ≤ 10∆ (measured by PACT). 7. Ability to align the nonius cross on the binocular game system (angles of ocular deviation >10∆ would require the nonius cross to be adjusted to such an extent that playing of the game would be compromised). 8. Subject is able to play Hess Falling Blocks game on the study iPad® (on easy setting) under binocular conditions (with red-green glasses), as demonstrated by scoring at least 1 line in the office. 9. Investigator is willing to prescribe computer game play or patching per protocol. 10. Parent understands the protocol and is willing to accept randomization. 11. Parent has phone (or access to phone) and is willing to be contacted by Jaeb Center staff. 12. Relocation outside of area of an active PEDIG site for this study within the next 16 weeks is not anticipated. Exclusion Criteria: A subject is excluded for any of the following reasons: 1. Prism in the refractive correction at time of enrollment (eligible only if prism is discontinued 2 weeks prior to enrollment). 2. Myopia greater than -6.00D spherical equivalent in either eye. 3. Previous intraocular or refractive surgery. 4. Any treatment for amblyopia (patching, atropine, Bangerter filter, or vision therapy) during the past 2 weeks. Previous amblyopia therapy is allowed regardless of type, but must be discontinued at least 2 weeks immediately prior to enrollment. 5. Ocular co-morbidity that may reduce visual acuity determined by an ocular examination performed within the past 7 months (Note: nystagmus per se does not exclude the subject if the above visual acuity criteria are met). 6. No Down syndrome or cerebral palsy 7. No severe developmental delay that would interfere with treatment or evaluation (in the opinion of the investigator). Subjects with mild speech delay or reading and/or learning disabilities are not excluded. 8. Heterotropia or heterophoria with a total ocular deviation >10∆ (phoria plus tropia >10∆) at near (measured by PACT).

Additional Information

Official title Study of Binocular Computer Activities for Treatment of Amblyopia
Description The purpose of the study is to 1) compare the effectiveness of 1 hour/day of binocular game play 7 days per week (minimum of 4 days per week) with 2 hours/day patching 7 days per week, in children 5 to <13 years of age (younger cohort), as a non-inferiority study; and 2) to compare the effectiveness of 1 hour/day of binocular game play 7 days per week (minimum of 4 days per week) with 2 hours/day patching 7 days per week, in children 13 to <17 years of age (older cohort), as a superiority study.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in November 2016.
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