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Study of Eyes and Attention Deficit (SEAD)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00472511
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 11, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 3, 2008
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Ohio State University

Brief Summary:
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is considered to be one of the most prevalent chronic health conditions in children. It affects between 4% and 12% of young children. A relationship between convergence insufficiency (eye teaming) and ADHD has been shown. However, the effect of ADHD medications on focusing and eye teaming has not been previously investigated. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine the effect of ADHD medication on focusing and eye teaming skills.

Condition or disease
ADHD Convergence Insufficiency Accommodative Insufficiency

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 75 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective






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Ages Eligible for Study:   7 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Best corrected visual acuity of 20/25 in both eyes at distance and near;
  • Willingness to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct refractive error, if necessary;
  • 500" random dot stereopsis

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye);
  • Eye disease

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Ohio State University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Levelle Jenkins, OD Ohio State University
Principal Investigator: Marjean Kulp, OD, MS Ohio State University

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00472511     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2001H0269
First Posted: May 11, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 3, 2008
Last Verified: July 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ocular Motility Disorders
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Eye Diseases