Measuring Reading Rehabilitation Outcomes

This study has been completed.
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Department of Veterans Affairs Identifier:
First received: July 28, 2005
Last updated: February 3, 2009
Last verified: December 2006

The purpose of this study is to measure the effectiveness of a newly-designed oculomotor training program for patients with age-related macular degeneration.

Condition Intervention
Age Related Maculopathy
Retinal Degeneration
Procedure: Eccentric Viewing Training for Reading

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Official Title: Measuring Reading Rehabilitation Outcomes

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Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Participants will be given the following assessment tests at 4 different times during the assessment (at baseline, after 6 weeks, after 12 weeks, and after 18 weeks): eye tracking measures, daily performance measures and reading measures.

Estimated Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: August 2005
Study Completion Date: May 2008
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a diagnosis of AMD
  • An established preferred retinal locus
  • Visual acuity of less than or equal to 20/70 and greater than or equal to 20/400 (in the better eye)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those with other major ophthalmologic and neurologic disease; choroidal neovascularization ("wet" AMD); moderate to severe media opacities; and cognitive impairment
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00125632

United States, Illinois
Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Janet P Szlyk, Ph.D. Research & Development Service 151, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
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Additional Information:
Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00125632     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: O3877R
Study First Received: July 28, 2005
Last Updated: February 3, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:
Treatment Outcomes
Low vision

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Retinal Degeneration
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Diseases
Eye Diseases processed this record on April 22, 2014