Low-Dose Atropine for Treatment of Myopia (MTS1)

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Status and phase

Completed
Phase 3

Conditions

Myopia

Treatments

Drug: Atropine
Other: Placebo Eyedrops

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other
NETWORK
NIH

Identifiers

NCT03334253
MTS1
2U10EY011751 (U.S. NIH Grant/Contract)

Details and patient eligibility

About

Study Objectives The objectives for this randomized trial are: To determine the efficacy of daily low-dose atropine (0.01%) for slowing myopia progression over a two-year treatment period in children aged 5 to less than 13 years (Primary Outcome On-Treatment). To determine the efficacy of atropine treatment on myopia progression 6 months following cessation of low-dose atropine treatment (Secondary Outcome Off-Treatment). Synopsis of Study Design The current study is designed as an efficacy study, making effort to maximize adherence to treatment group assignments. After a run-in phase during which all participants are treated with daily artificial tear eyedrops for 2-4 weeks (and glasses are updated if required) to assess their ability to adhere to daily eye drops, participants are randomly assigned to daily atropine or placebo for 24 months, followed by 6 months off treatment.

Full description

Study Objectives The objectives for this randomized trial are: To determine the efficacy of daily low-dose atropine (0.01%) for slowing myopia progression over a two-year treatment period in children aged 5 to less than 13 years with myopia -1.00 to -6.00D at the time of enrollment (Primary Outcome On-Treatment). To determine the efficacy of atropine treatment on myopia progression 6 months following cessation of low-dose atropine treatment (Secondary Outcome Off-Treatment). Synopsis of Study Design The current study is designed as an efficacy study, making effort to maximize adherence to treatment group assignments. After a run-in phase during which all participants are treated with daily artificial tear eyedrops for 2-4 weeks (and glasses are updated if required) to assess their ability to adhere to daily eye drops, participants are randomly assigned to daily atropine or placebo for 24 months, followed by 6 months off treatment.

Enrollment

200 patients

Sex

All

Ages

5 to 12 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Age 5 years to <13 years at time of enrollment. Children within 4 weeks of their 13th birthday are not eligible.

Refractive error meeting the following by cycloplegic autorefraction:

  • Myopia -1.00D to -6.00D spherical equivalent (SE) in both eyes
  • Astigmatism <=1.50D in both eyes
  • Anisometropia <1.00D SE
  • Gestational age ≥ 32 weeks.
  • Birth weight >1500g.
  • Parent understands the protocol and is willing to accept randomization to atropine or placebo.
  • Is willing to participate in a 2 to 4 week run-in phase using daily artificial tear eyedrops.
  • Able to return in 2 to 4 weeks for possible randomization.
  • Parent has a phone (or access to phone) and is willing to be contacted by Investigator's site staff.
  • Relocation outside of the area of an active PEDIG site within next 32 months is not anticipated.

Exclusion criteria

  • Current or previous myopia treatment with atropine, pirenzepine or other anti-muscarinic agent.
  • Current or previous use of bifocals, progressive-addition lenses, or multi-focal contact lenses.
  • Current or previous use of orthoK, rigid gas permeable, or other contact lenses being used to reduce myopia progression.
  • Known atropine allergy.
  • Abnormality of the cornea, lens, central retina, iris or ciliary body.
  • Current or prior history of manifest strabismus, amblyopia, or nystagmus.
  • Prior eyelid, strabismus, intraocular, or refractive surgery.
  • Down syndrome or cerebral palsy.

Females who are pregnant, lactating, or intending to become pregnant within the next 30 months.

A negative urine pregnancy test will be required for all females who have experienced menarche.

Trial design

200 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

Atropine Group
Experimental group
Description:
0.01% atropine eyedrops administered 1 drop to each eye daily in each eye for 24 months, followed by 6 months off atropine eyedrops
Treatment:
Drug: Atropine
Placebo Group
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
Placebo eyedrops administered 1 drop to each eye daily in each eye for 24 months, followed by 6 months off placebo eyedrops
Treatment:
Other: Placebo Eyedrops

Trial documents
3

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