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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107


To determine the impact of OrCam over 1 month on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in subjects with advanced glaucoma using the National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire 25 (NEI-VFQ-25). To identify tasks for which subjects are using the OrCam device and patient satisfaction.

Study summary:

Participants will document their daily impression about the use of OrCam, a small camera attached to their glasses over a 1-month period. They will attend 2 appointments at Wills Eye Hospital Glaucoma Research Center (baseline and final visit). Participant's will be trained to use the OrCam device at baseline visit and complete a best-corrected visual acuity assessment ETDRS (early treatment diabetic retinopathy study) and the NEI-VFQ-25 questionnaire. They will also read a short newspaper article. The NEI-VFQ-25 includes a series of 25 questions pertaining to vision or feelings about a vision condition. Answers are selected among a numbered list of possible responses, the values of which are ultimately recoded and converted to a 0 to 100 scale. Items within each subscale are averaged together to create 12 subscale scores. An overall composite score will be calculated by averaging vision-targeted subscale scores, excluding the general health rating question. Participants will read a short article. They will be asked to grade their reading difficulty between 1 (unable to read) to 10 (able to read without difficulty). Time to read article will be recorded. Reading task will be performed with best correction - with and without the assistance of the OrCam device. Subjects will utilize OrCam daily for one month. Each week, subjects will record thoughts about the device in a log book or by using audio tape recorder, according to patient's personal preference. Final assessment at 1 month will include best-corrected visual acuity (ETDRS), NEI-VFQ-25, and the newspaper-reading task with and without OrCam assistance. A satisfaction questionnaire will be completed in order to assess subjects' overall feelings regarding OrCam. Audio log books will be analyzed for specific factors and recorded by a research assistant.


Inclusion Criteria: - Glaucoma any type, characterized by glaucomatous optic neuropathy and corresponding visual field (VF) defect - Visual acuity of 20/400 to hand motion (HM) in better eye or visual field less than 10 degrees in better eye and having difficulty reading. - Age 18 years or older - Able to understand and speak English - Able to use an electronic recording device - Able to operate a computerized system Exclusion Criteria: - Neurological or musculoskeletal problems that would influence performance on activities of daily living - Incisional eye surgery within past three months - Laser therapy within previous month - Any cause for visual impairment other than glaucoma - Photophobia - Any medical condition precluding subject from providing reliable, valid data



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
L. Jay Katz, MD
Wills Eye Hospital

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Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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