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Summary

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.

Conditions

Myopia

Recruitment Status

Active, not recruiting

Detailed 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.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Intervention

Intervention Type

Intervention Name

Drug

Atropine

Other

Placebo Eyedrops

Phase

Phase 3

Gender

All

Min Age

5 Years

Max Age

12 Years

Download Date

May 5, 2022

Principal Investigator

N/A

Primary Contact Information

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Contact

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