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Children's Ophthalmology (eye) Research

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Who is it for? Children aged 6 months to 7 years (up to 8th birthday) who are diagnosed with Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome (OMS) (‘Dancing Eye Syndrome’)

Why? OMS is a very rare condition and is not fully understood. There is very little research about it and so the UMSCOM study is hoping to find out more about the condition.  

The study is an observational study which follows children from diagnosis to 5 years down the line. It will help us to find out how children with OMS progress as they grow up, what tests may help us anticipate how well they do and what the best medicines are to treat it.

To find out more: contact your Doctor or Research Officer Jin Li

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EuPATCH - The Role of glasses wearing in amblyopia treatment

Who is it for? Children aged between 3 to 8 years of age, who present for the first time with a difference in visual acuity between the two eyes of at least 3 lines and require a glasses prescription.

Why? Recent studies have revealed that glasses wearing alone can improve vision in amblyopia, however, it is not yet clear how long this period of glasses wearing should be and whether it delays further treatment in moderate to severe amblyopes. We are therefore undertaking a randomised control trial to compare visual outcomes after 12 weeks of occlusion in a group of subjects with a prolonged period of glasses wearing (18 weeks) in comparison to a shorter period (3 weeks). In addition, we are also observing how well patients comply to treatment by using electronic monitors which record adherence levels in glasses wearing and occlusion.

To find out more: contact your Research Orthoptist– Michael Hisaund 

Or look at the EUPATCH poster and Amblyopia leaflet below.

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There may be other ophthalmology studies, which we haven’t listed here.

Please ask your Ophthalmologist or Orthoptist about research that may be suitable for you or your child.

It’s OK to Ask.