A Singapore Study to Assess How Neurovision Improve the Vision of Adults With Low to Moderate Myopia

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Defence Medical Research Institute, Singapore Armed Forces
NeuroVision
Information provided by:
Singapore National Eye Centre
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00348075
First received: July 3, 2006
Last updated: May 11, 2010
Last verified: May 2010
  Purpose

To evaluate the efficacy of NeuroVision NVC vision correction technology to improve the vision of subjects with Low and Moderate Myopia in Asian eyes in Singapore


Condition Intervention
Myopia
Device: Neurovision

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Singapore Study To Evaluate The Efficacy OF Neurovision'S NVC™- Vision Correction Technology For The Visual Improvement In Subjects With Low Or Moderate Adult Myopia

Further study details as provided by Singapore National Eye Centre:

Study Start Date: January 2004
Study Completion Date: January 2009
Primary Completion Date: January 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Neurovision Device: Neurovision

Detailed Description:

NeuroVision has developed a novel vision correction technology, which is a scientifically based treatment to improve vision based on new principles of visual psychophysics. NeuroVision NVC Vision Correction Technology is a non-invasive, patient-specific treatment based on visual stimulation and facilitation of neural connections responsible for vision. The treatment involves a programmed series of interactive visual exercises in front of a computer, and does not involve any form of prescription medications, or surgical treatment.

The technology has been proven in both Israel and Singapore's pilot study to work for myopia -1.50D and below.

This study is a clinical trial for Singapore Ministry of Defence personnel to evaluate the efficacy of this treatment beyond the proven myopia range. There will be 2 phases in the study; Phase 1 will include low myopes from -0.50D to -1.50D while Phase 2 covers moderate myopes from -1.75D to -3.00D. Subjects will be randomised into treatment and placebo group in the ratio of 3:1.

A randomized double masked controlled trial conducted in 2 Phases:

Phase I will involve 140 study subjects with low myopia randomized in a 3:1 randomization to receive NVC treatment versus placebo treatment.

It is assumed that the withdrawal rate will not exceed 20%, so that at least 112 study subjects will complete the treatment phase.

Interim analysis with stopping rule will be conducted after 3/4 of the patients complete the treatment phase.

Phase II will involve 180 study subjects with moderate myopia randomized in a 3:1 randomization to receive NVC treatment versus placebo treatment.

The 2 phases will be separate RCTs, with recruitment of Phase II subjects subsequent to completion of Phase I NVC treatments.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria for Phase I NVC-AM1 (Low Myopia):

  1. The subject's cycloplegic spherical equivalence in the worst eye is within the range of -0.50DS to -1.50DS of myopia, and astigmatism does not exceed 0.75DC in either eye.
  2. The subject's refractive status is stable, with no increase beyond 0.5D in sphere or cylinder over the last six months.
  3. The subject's age is between 17-55 years.
  4. The subject's uncorrected visual acuity in both eyes should be between 0.1 and 0.7 logMAR.
  5. The subject's best corrected visual acuity 0.05 LogMar (either eye)
  6. The subject is cognitively intact and is able to follow multiple step instructions.
  7. The subject is able to cease contact lens wear from Baseline examination onwards until the end of the treatment period. The subject is able to cease contact lens wear for at least a week before attending the Baseline examination, Post-treatment evaluation and Persistence evaluation.
  8. The subject is able and willing to attend all study sessions and visits at the required frequency:

    1. The total number of treatments is individual, approximately 30.
    2. The required pace for the treatment sessions is at least 3 sessions per week.
    3. No foreseen interruptions longer than 2 weeks during the treatment course.
  9. Subject (or subject's parent/legal guardian if subject is less than 21 years of age at study entry) agrees to sign the Informed Consent Form (See Appendix D)
  10. Manifest spherical equivalence - not more than 1.0Ds difference from cycloplegic spherical equivalence
  11. Unaided VA difference between both eyes is less than 0.3 logMAR
  12. The patient is very keen to improve unaided vision and to decrease the dependency on eye glasses

Inclusion criteria for Phase II NVC-AM2 (Moderate Myopia):

  1. The subject's cycloplegic spherical equivalence in the worst eye is within the range of -1.750DS to -3.0DS of myopia, and astigmatism does not exceed 0.75DC in either eye.
  2. The subject's refractive status is stable, with no increase beyond 0.5D in sphere or cylinder over the last six months.
  3. The subject's age is between 17-55 years.
  4. The subject's uncorrected visual acuity in the worst eye should not exceed 1.0 logMAR.
  5. The subject's best corrected visual acuity 0.05 LogMar (either eye)
  6. The subject is cognitively intact and is able to follow multiple step instructions.
  7. The subject is able to cease contact lens wear from Baseline examination onwards until the end of the treatment period. The subject is able to cease contact lens wear for at least a week before attending the Baseline examination, Post-treatment evaluation and Persistence evaluation.
  8. The subject is able and willing to attend all study sessions and visits at the required frequency:

    1. The total number of treatments is individual, approximately 30.
    2. The required pace for the treatment sessions is at least 3 sessions per week.
    3. No foreseen interruptions longer than 2 weeks during the treatment course.
  9. Subject (or subject's parent/legal guardian if subject is less than 21 years of age at study entry) agrees to sign the Informed Consent Form (See Appendix D)

Exclusion Criteria (for both Phase I and II):

  1. The subject suffers from any other eye disease(s) or other causes for the reduced visual acuity, aside from myopia and/or astigmatism.
  2. The subject suffers from myopia-related visual complications resulting in visual loss, including myopic macular degeneration, myopic cataract and previous or pre-existing myopic retinal detachment.
  3. The subject is suffering from Diabetes Mellitus.
  4. The subject has previously undergone a refractive surgery procedure in either eye.
  5. The subject is or may be pregnant.
  6. The subject has an activity limitation due to medical disorders (including migraines, seizure disorders, etc.), medications, or emotional status that might potentially impair the subject's ability to perform the treatment.
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00348075

Locations
Singapore
Singapore Eye Research Institute
Singapore, Singapore, 168751
Sponsors and Collaborators
Singapore National Eye Centre
Defence Medical Research Institute, Singapore Armed Forces
NeuroVision
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Donald Tan, FRCS Singapore Eye Research Institute
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Donald Tan, Singapore Eye Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00348075     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R330/23/2003
Study First Received: July 3, 2006
Last Updated: May 11, 2010
Health Authority: Singapore: Domain Specific Review Boards

Keywords provided by Singapore National Eye Centre:
Neurovision
Adult myopia
Therapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myopia
Refractive Errors
Eye Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 19, 2014