Research Spotlight: PEDIG | ATS18 – Pediatric Amblyopia Study

January 19, 2016

Child with Amblyopia

The Clinical Vision Research Center /Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group is currently engaged in a phase 3 clinical trial that is testing treatment methods for amblyopia in children. The Study of Binocular Computer Activities for Treatment of Amblyopia (PEDIG | ATS18 – Pediatric Amblyopia Study) is looking to compare the effectiveness of  one hour of game play on a tablet per day with two hours of traditional patching per day for children with amblyopia (also known as “lazy eye.”) The study is currently enrolling teenagers (between the ages of 13 and 16) who have not received any treatment for their amblyopia for at least two weeks. The study involves four visits over a 16 week period in addition to the game play or patching each day.

The study is sponsored by the Jaeb Center for Health Research in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute. The principle investigator for the study at SUNY Optometry is Dr. Marilyn Vricella.

For more information about this pediatric amblyopia study, click here.