Comparison of Visual Fields: Humphrey Field Analyzer (HFA) SITA Strategy, SCOPE (GATE Strategy) and Humphrey MATRIX Perimeter (X-SCOPE)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ulrich Schiefer, University Hospital Tuebingen Identifier:
First received: February 16, 2010
Last updated: December 10, 2013
Last verified: December 2013

The purpose of this study is to compare three perimetric techniques regarding progression of the visual field.

Condition Intervention
Device: three different perimeters: HFA, Octopus, MATRIX

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Detection of Visual Field Defects and Scotoma Progression in Glaucomatous Optic Neuropathy, Using Short-term Intervals With Automated Scotoma-oriented Perimetry (SCOPE) and the Fast Thresholding Strategy GATE (German Adaptive Threshold Estimation)

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital Tuebingen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • glaucoma progression [ Time Frame: 6 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: November 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2014
Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
open angle glaucoma, glaucoma suspects
risk of progression, Latanoprost monotherapy
Device: three different perimeters: HFA, Octopus, MATRIX
visual fields


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

University Eye Hospital


Inclusion Criteria:

  • max. ± 8 dpt sph, max. ± 3 dpt cyl
  • distant visual acuity > 10/20
  • isocoria, pupil diameter > 3 mm
  • at least one risk of progression: optic disc (splinter) hemorrhage / cup to disc ratio (CDR) > 0.7 / inter-eye asymmetry of CDR >0.2 / notching of the optic disc /retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) defects / intraocular pressure( IOP) >22 mmHg / central corneal thickness < 520 µm / advanced visual field defect stage Aulhorn III / elder than 70 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy, nursing
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • asthma
  • HIV+ or AIDS
  • history of epilepsy or significant psychiatric disease
  • medications known to effect visual field sensitivity
  • infections (e.g. keratitis, conjunctivitis, uveitis)
  • severe dry eyes
  • miotic drug
  • amblyopia
  • squint
  • nystagmus
  • albinism
  • any ocular pathology, in either eye, that may interfere with the ability to obtain visual fields,disc imaging or accurate IOP readings
  • keratoconus
  • intraocular surgery (except for uncomplicated cataract surgery) performed < 3 month prior to screening
  • history or signs of any visual pathway affection other than glaucoma
  • allergies with regard to topic glaucoma medication
  • history or presence of macular disease and / or macular edema
  • ocular trauma
  • medications known to affect visual field sensitivity
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01068938

Centre for Ophthalmology, Institute for Ophthalmic Research
Tuebingen, Germany, 72076
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Tuebingen
Principal Investigator: Ulrich Schiefer, MD Centre for Ophthalmology, Institute for Ophthalmic Research
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ulrich Schiefer, Prof. Dr. med., University Hospital Tuebingen Identifier: NCT01068938     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: X-SCOPE, 116MIR08023, 428/2008BO1
Study First Received: February 16, 2010
Last Updated: December 10, 2013
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by University Hospital Tuebingen:
visual field
glaucoma progression
POAG and glaucoma suspects with prostaglandin monotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ocular Hypertension
Eye Diseases processed this record on April 21, 2014