Study of Myopia Acquisition and Prevention (SMART)
To determine whether the use of reading glasses blocks the near work mediated increased incidence of myopia in healthy school children.
SMART enrolled 115 emmetropic children (ages 7-9 years). The children were recruited in the Principality of Liechtenstein. They were randomly assigned to either the control group (n=52) or to receive reading glasses with a lens power of +2.0 dioptres (n=63). The primary outcome measure was progression towards myopia as determined by autorefraction after cycloplegia. The secondary outcome measure was change in biometry measurements of corneal curvature, axial length, anterior chamber depth, crystalline lens thickness, and vitreous chamber depth using partial coherence interferometry.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||Study of Myopia Acquisition and Prevention in a Randomised Trial|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00477620
|Study Chair:||Alexaner Reis, PD Dr. med.||Augenwerk Liechtenstein|