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Anisometropia Amblyopia Improved by Perceptual Learning and Patching

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00498641
First Posted: July 10, 2007
Last Update Posted: July 10, 2007
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Information provided by:
Tri-Service General Hospital
  Purpose
To compare the effects of perceptual learning with patching on improving visual acuity and contrast sensitivity in payient with anisometropic amblyopia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Anisometropic Amblypia Procedure: computer program and patching Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Tri-Service General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Corrected amblyopic logMAR visual acuity and contrast sensitivity function

Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Detailed Description:
Patients with anisometropic amblyopia were randomized to patching or perceptual learning group. Corrected amblyopic logMAR visual acuity and contrast sensitivity function were measured at four-weekly intervals until visual acuity stabilized or amblyopia resolved. Improvement in visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and the resolution of amblyopia were compared between groups.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 55 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Anisometropia without strabismus
  • An interocular acuity difference of at least 0.2 logMAR in children (3–7 years of age) or in older children and adult patients without a history of patching or atropine penalization
  • All patients wore their spectacle at least one year

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A history of prior spectacle correction
  • A history of patching or optical penalization
  • The existence of an ocular disease that could contribute to decreased visual acuity
  • Learning difficulties
  • The presence of strabismus
  Contacts and Locations
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Sponsors and Collaborators
Tri-Service General Hospital
Investigators
Study Director: Po Chen, MD Tri-Service General Hospital
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00498641     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 094-05-0112
First Submitted: July 9, 2007
First Posted: July 10, 2007
Last Update Posted: July 10, 2007
Last Verified: July 2007

Keywords provided by Tri-Service General Hospital:
perceptual learning
occlusion therapy