Risk Factors for Glaucoma in Musicians

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 17, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2015
Stichting Glaucoomfonds
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Henny Beckers, Maastricht University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of playing wind instruments for the development of ocular hypertension and glaucoma, together with investigating the prevalence of visual problems and eye diseases in (professional) musicians.

Condition or disease

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Risk Factors for Glaucoma in Musicians
Study Start Date : October 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Gas Glaucoma
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(Wind) musicians
Members of (professional) orchestras, especially wind instrument players.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. IOP levels, including IOP peaks occurring during or directly after playing, and prevalence of glaucomatous field loss in players of wind instruments. [ Time Frame: One hour. ]
  2. IOP peaks and variations during continuous IOP monitoring [ Time Frame: 24 hours ]
    Several high-risk participants will be asked their permission to perform continuous IOP monitoring during 24 hours with a sensing contact lens.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Risk factors for glaucoma and the prevalence of visual problems and eye disease among (professional) musicians [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Participants of orchestras will be asked to fill in a questionnaire to collect demographic data together with data on musical history,ophthalmologic history and family history on glaucoma and ocular hypertension. From these participants, a selection will be invited for further screening.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
(Professional) musicians, who play in symphony or wind orchestras.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All full time or part time professional players of participating symphony or wind orchestras, including guest players.
  • Retired players, if possible.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Difficulty in reading or speaking Dutch.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01667861

University Eye Clinic, Maastricht University Medical Center
Maastricht, Netherlands, 6202 AZ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Henny Beckers
Stichting Glaucoomfonds
Principal Investigator: Henny JM Beckers, MD, PhD Maastricht University Medical Center, NL

Responsible Party: Henny Beckers, MD, PhD, FEBophth, Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier: NCT01667861     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NL25853.068.09/MEC09-2-112
First Posted: August 17, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 25, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015

Keywords provided by Henny Beckers, Maastricht University Medical Center:
Wind instruments

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ocular Hypertension
Eye Diseases