Spectacles Lens in Concussed Kids (SLICK)

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Status

Terminated

Conditions

Accommodation; Insufficiency
Concussion, Mild
Convergence Insufficiency

Treatments

Device: Glasses

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03123822
2020

Details and patient eligibility

About

We will be looking at 3 treatment arms in the form of different type of glasses to see if one is superior to helping kids have sustained a concussion and are symptomatic.

Full description

Recent studies have shown children who sustain a concussion are susceptible to having chronic symptoms (post-concussion syndrome). This chronicity can lead to delays in returning to learn and returning to play. Blurry vision, double vision, eye strain and eye tracking problems are some of the reported chronic symptoms that can affect patients' daily activities. Concussion awareness has increased recently and there is a surge of interest to better understand and treat the symptoms of post-concussion syndrome. Currently, ocular treatment for patients are often empirically determined. Common treatments are vision therapy and/or bifocal glasses. There has yet to be any standardization or prospective studies looking into treatment for these concussed patients with ocular symptoms and findings. The objective of this protocol is to compare three different types of glasses (typical prescription glasses for kids, typical glasses for kids with anti-glare coating, and progressive addition lenses with anti-glare coating) as treatment options for participants who are still symptomatic four weeks out from their concussion. The main outcome is the effectiveness of these three different options in reducing patients' symptoms and improving the participants' visual findings.

Enrollment

10 patients

Sex

All

Ages

9 to 17 years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Sustained a concussion > 6 weeks < 16 weeks from date of initial visit
  • Criteria for concussion: formally diagnosed by physician
  • Minimum best corrected visual acuity: 20/25 in right and left eyes at distance and 20/30 both eyes at near
  • Minimum Stereopsis: 500" global
  • CISS score > 16
  • Refractive error at least + 0.50D sphere or cylinder
  • Ability to clear > 0.50 cycles per minute in monocular accommodative flipper of and binocular accommodative flipper of +/-1.50

Exclusion criteria

  • Diplopia from nerve palsies
  • Retinal pathology
  • Previous treatment of any amount of bifocal lenses and base in prism since concussion.
  • Vision therapy > 6 weeks since concussion

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Triple Blind

10 participants in 3 patient groups

Single vision glasses
Experimental group
Description:
Typical glasses prescribed for children to correct only distance refractive error and to be worn all waking hours.
Treatment:
Device: Glasses
Single vision glasses with anti-glare coating
Experimental group
Description:
Typical glasses prescribed for children to correct only distance prescription with anti-glare coating and to be worn all waking hours.
Treatment:
Device: Glasses
Eyezen
Experimental group
Description:
Commercially available, low-powered, progressive addition lenses glasses with anti-glare coating to be worn all waking hours
Treatment:
Device: Glasses

Trial documents
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Trial contacts and locations

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