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A Prospective Clinical Research Project Evaluating The Effects of Soft Contact Lenses on Higher Order Visual Aberrations

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00344864
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Terminated due to lack of patient recruitment)
First Posted : June 27, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 23, 2011
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Brief Summary:
High order aberrations (HOA) are visual phenomena that decrease quality of vision. Examples of high order aberration are glare, halos, decreased contrast sensitivity and shape distortion. They are caused by slight imperfections or distortions in the corneal surface. HOA are currently measured using a variety of FDA approved devices. For this study, the LADARWave (Alcon) will be used to measure HOA. This device uses a harmless beam of light. It is FDA approved and non-invasive. Contact lens induced high order aberrations have never been measured and reported in the literature. This work may provide information to guide future contact lens design.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Ocular Refractive Aberrations Device: LADARWave

Detailed Description:
Patients will be recruited from the Aston optometry clinic. The pool of patients included in the study will be from those who have voluntarily scheduled appointments for contact lenses. During the patient's initial visit, the study will be explained to them and they will have a choice of whether or not to take part with no penalty for refusal. If a patient agrees to take part in the study, they will have their HOA measured with the LADARWave instrument prior to contact lens insertion and right after contact lens insertion. Patients will then return for visits both one week and one month later for follow up measurements at the time of their regularly scheduled visits.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Prospective Clinical Research Project Evaluating The Effects of Soft Contact Lenses on Higher Order Visual Aberrations
Study Start Date : January 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Eye Wear




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Whether Soft contact lenses induce High order aberrations (HOA)


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients of any race and sex between the ages of 18-35 years of age who are not currently wearing contact lenses at their initial presentation.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

All patients of any race and sex between the ages of 18-35 years of age who are not currently wearing contact lenses at their initial presentation. Only patients who voluntarily agree to participate in the study will be included. These potential subjects would be selected after reviewing and signing the Informed Consent (IC) as well as HIPAA authorization forms. The Principal Investigator (PI) or his designee will introduce the study to the patient, thoroughly explaining the details of the study. Copies of the forms will be placed in the patient medical record as well as given to study patient.

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients under the age of 18 or over the age of 35 will be excluded. Patients with any ocular pathology, previous eye surgery and/or uveitis will be excluded. Also, any patient who does not choose to participate will be excluded.


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Locations
United States, Texas
Aston Ambulatory Care Center
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390-8866
UTSW Medical Center At Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390-8866
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paul Sanchez, MD UTSW Medical Center At Dallas
Study Chair: James McCulley, MD UTSW Medical Center Dallas

Responsible Party: Paul Sanchez, MD, UTSW Medical Center at Dallas
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00344864     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Sanchez001
First Posted: June 27, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 23, 2011
Last Verified: May 2007

Keywords provided by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center:
Contact Lenses Higher Order Aberrations