Development of the Eye Motor System During the First 7 Months of Life in Infants With and Without a Family History of Cross-Eye
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001143|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
Little is known about the development of the ocular, or eye, motor system (the parts of the brain that control how the eyes move) in children. Recent technological and methodological advances now enable researchers to investigate the visual system and ocular motor system of infants, but few findings have been reported. This study hypothesizes that quantitative analysis of "at-risk" infants' eye movement systems can detect abnormalities that precede and predict the onset of strabismus, or cross-eye.
We will collect data on the eye movements of a group of infants born between 36 and 44 weeks after conception. These infants will be enrolled between 4 and 24 weeks after birth and followed at 4-week (+/- 5 days) intervals until 28 weeks of age and then once a year until 3 years after birth. The infants will undergo a complete ophthalmic evaluation at each visit after they enroll. At all visits up to 28 weeks of age, they will also undergo analysis of eye movements. We also will monitor the development of ocular alignment and check to detect other visual system abnormalities. The study will provide basic knowledge about the cause of both normal and abnormal alignment of both eyes in infants in the first 28 weeks of life.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Enrollment :||20 participants|
|Official Title:||Ocular Motor Development During the First Seven Months of Life in Infants With and Without a Family History of Strabismus|
|Study Start Date :||October 1999|
|Study Completion Date :||October 2002|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001143
|United States, Maryland|
|National Eye Institute (NEI)|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|