Antioxidants for Prevention of Cataracts Follow-up Study
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01664819|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 14, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 30, 2018
Aravind Eye Hospital and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Proctor Foundation collaborated on the Antioxidants for the Prevention of Cataract Study from 1997-2002. (1) In the study, 798 participants aged 35-50 years were enrolled from 5 rural villages, and randomized to thrice weekly antioxidants (vitamin C, 500 mg; beta carotene, 15 mg; and alpha-tocopherol, 400 IU) or placebo. After 5 years of supplementation, there was no significant difference in cataract formation between the antioxidant group and placebo. In this follow-up study, we will return to study villages to determine whether rates of cataract surgery are different in the 2 groups.
1. Gritz DC, Srinivasan M, Smith SD, et al. The Antioxidants in Prevention of Cataracts Study: effects of antioxidant supplements on cataract progression in South India. The British journal of ophthalmology 2006;90:847-51.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Cataract||Dietary Supplement: Antioxidant Dietary Supplement: Placebo||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||576 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Investigator)|
|Official Title:||Antioxidants for Prevention of Cataracts Follow-up Study|
|Study Start Date :||August 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||August 2013|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||August 2013|
Active Comparator: Antioxidant supplementation
Randomized to receive antioxidant supplementation (vitamin C, 500 mg; beta carotene, 15 mg; and alpha-tocopherol, 400 IU) three times per week for five years.
Dietary Supplement: Antioxidant
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Randomized to receive placebo three times per week for five years
Dietary Supplement: Placebo
- Cataract surgery [ Time Frame: 15 years post-intervention ]Effect of intervention on cataract surgery 15 years post-intervention in a logistic regression model
- Risk factors for cataract surgery [ Time Frame: 15 years post-intervention ]Association of risk factors assessed via questionnaire 15 years ago with cataract surgery in a multiple logistic regression model
- All-cause mortality [ Time Frame: 15 years post-intervention ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01664819
|Aravind Eye Hospitals|
|Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Principal Investigator:||Jeremy D Keenan, MD, MPH||University of California, San Francisco|
|Principal Investigator:||Muthiah Srinivasan, MD||Aravind Eye Hospitals|