Intraocular Pressure in Ocular Hypertensives with Scleral Lens Wear


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine if short-term wear of a scleral contact lens will raise intraocular pressure in ocular hypertensive patients.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Diagnosis of ocular hypertension (IOP >22 in each eye during at least two visits over the previous 3 years)
  2. May have had cataract extraction and IOL
  3. Not on topical medication for glaucoma
  4. No History of ALT/SLT
  5. Any Age, 18 years or older
  6. History of contact lens wear (except scleral lenses), as long as they are willing to not wear their lenses the day of the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. On topical medication for glaucoma
  2. Eye disease
  3. Inability to wear scleral lenses
  4. Any intraocular surgery other than uncomplicated cataract extraction.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Cherie Nau, O.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cherie Nau O.D.

(507) 284-2371

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