IXT7 (Intermittent Exotropia in Children) - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
We are doing this study to see if wearing a patch all the time for 3 months helps children with IXT keep their eyes straight better than not wearing a patch.
Intermittent Exotropia (IXT) in Children
Who Can Participate in the Study?
Children ages 3-8 who:
- Are diagnosed with intermittent exotropia (eyes that turn out some of the time)
- Have good vision
- Have never had eye surgery.
For more information about who can be in this study, please contact the study team at DEC-RA@duke.edu.
What is Involved?
If you choose for your child to join the study, your child will:
- Be randomly assigned (by chance, like the flip of coin) to wear, or not wear, an eye patch over one eye during all waking hours for 3 months
- Visit our clinic at the Duke Eye Center 2 times
At these visits, you and your child will answer some questionnaires, and your child will have eye exams and vision tests.