Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinical Trials

To learn more about clinical trials on treatments for eye disease please call or email the contact for the specific study below.

For a longer list of studies needing volunteers throughout the U-M Health System, please go to UMClinicalStudies.

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Studies that are Open and Enrolling

Title: An Observational, Multicenter Study of the Prevalence of Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX) in Patient Populations Diagnosed with Early-Onset Idiopathic Bilateral Cataracts

IRB Number: HUM00105702
Status: Open/Enrolling

This is an observational research study, also called a clinical trial. In an observational study no treatment or drugs are given to subjects but rather study doctors hope to find out more about a disease.

The purpose of this study is to understand better how many people who have been diagnosed with early-onset idiopathic bilateral cataracts may have a rare but treatable disease called Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX).  CTX is disease where people do not make bile acids, acids produced in the liver, normally.  In people who have CTX, one of the first signs of the disease is often cataracts from an unknown cause, at an early age. 


  • Diagnosis of idiopathic bilateral cataracts.
  • Between the ages of 2 and 21 years when cataracts were first diagnosed.

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Ongoing Studies

Title: STUDY OF ADULT STRABISMUS (SAS1), A Prospective Observational

tudy of Adult Strabismus
IRB Number: HUM00105943

This is a prospective observational study. The purpose of this study is to learn about treatments for strabismus in adults by collecting information about the adults who receive treatment for this problem.


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