A Study to Evaluate Using Interactive Video Games in Treating Adults with Amblyopia


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 19-000212
    NCT ID: NCT03906994
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 19-000212

About this study

The purpose of this study is to establish whether or not interactive video game play provides a means of treating amblyopia in adults.

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged >17 years old.
  • Refraction within past year and wearing updated glasses or contact lenses.
  • Diagnosis of strabismic, anisometropic or combined amblyopia (> 2 lines inter-ocular difference).
  • Stable visual acuity as defined as <1 LogMAR change over 2 visits 8 weeks apart, or wearing glasses for at least 16 weeks.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Monovision and unwilling to wear corrective glasses.
  • Allergy to adhesive bandages.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jonathan Holmes, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Suzanne Wernimont CCRP



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