Saccadic Eye Movements Are Impaired In Glaucoma

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto Identifier:
First received: December 2, 2010
Last updated: October 13, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
The purpose of this study is to determine whether rapid eye movements called saccades are impaired in glaucoma, a neurodegenerative disease of visual pathways.

Glaucoma, Open-Angle

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Novel Vision Testing Paradigms for Patients With Glaucoma

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Further study details as provided by St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Delay in saccades [ Time Frame: April 2014 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: July 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Glaucoma Group
Age-Matched Controls

Detailed Description:
Eye movements that quickly scan a visual scene are critical to a number of daily activities including driving. It is not known whether rapid eye movement called saccades, are altered in glaucoma.

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
19 glaucoma patients and 21 age-matched controls will be identified and consented.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ages from 40-80 years. Primary open angle glaucoma is defined by characteristic glaucomatous optic nerve head findings and the presence of corresponding visual field deficits in one or both eyes. All control subjects will be age-matched, with no ocular medical or surgical history, and a completely normal eye examination. Age-matched controls will be recruited from local hospital personnel and accompanying relatives.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Any patient with a history of other eye disease, neurological disease or neurodegenerative disorder, or history of incisional ocular surgery within the previous month will be excluded.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01254058

Canada, Ontario
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 1W8
Sponsors and Collaborators
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
Principal Investigator: Neeru Gupta, MD, PhD St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto
  More Information

1.Kanjee R, Yucel YH, Steinbach MJ, González E, Gupta N. Delayed saccadic eye movements in glaucoma. Eye and Brain, 2012 Nov 27:2012(4).63-68, 2012.

Responsible Party: St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto Identifier: NCT01254058     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REB 06-056 
Study First Received: December 2, 2010
Last Updated: October 13, 2015
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Glaucoma, Open-Angle
Eye Diseases
Ocular Hypertension processed this record on May 03, 2016