Thin Film Spectacle Coatings to Reduce Light Sensitivity and Headaches in Child and Adolescent Patients With Migraine
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The purpose of this study is to determine if a special coating, applied to the surface of glasses can reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches in children and adolescents. This study is being conducted by researchers at Primary Children's Medical Center, The John Moran Eye Center, and the University of Utah Department of Electrical Engineering. The investigators have determined that a specific frequency of light is particularly bothersome to migraine patients. The coating they've developed is designed to block this frequency of light. Very few treatments are approved for the treatment of childhood migraine. The investigators hope that these glasses will provide a safe way to improve headaches in children.
The HIT-6 (Headache Impact Test) is a validated measure of the impact of headache on activities of daily living, functional health and well-being. The minimum score is 36 and the maximum score is 78. The higher the score, the more your headaches are adversely affecting activities of daily living. Patients who score higher than 50 are encouraged to seek help from their physician.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
7 Years to 18 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Must be diagnosed with migraine with aura or migraine without aura
Must have at least 10 headache days per month
Currently wearing a spectacle tint specifically prescribed for migraine or light sensitivity
Unwilling or unable in the judgment of the investigator to complete the study