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.

What is the Condition Being Studied?

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.

Age Group

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.

Study Details

Full Title
Randomized Trial of Full-Time Occlusion Therapy for Intermittent Exotropia in Children
Principal Investigator
Pediatric Optometrist
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00111924
NCT: NCT05462821
Phase N/A
Enrollment Status
Open for Enrollment