The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), the American Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the American Optometric Association (AOA), and the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO) will co-sponsor a one-day workshop entitled “Controlling the Progression of Myopia: Contact Lenses and Future Medical Devices”.

This event is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the FDA White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, MD.

The topics of discussion include appropriate selection criteria for trial participants, key safety and effectiveness outcomes, and other design features that could impact the evaluation of these devices. This workshop will greatly inform the premarket evaluation of contact lenses and other devices designed to control myopia progression. The meeting will bring together internationally renowned scientists and clinicians to discuss critical aspects of myopia progression.

Some of the topics to be explored are:

  1. Demographics and Natural History of Myopia Inside and Outside the United States
  2. Contact Lens Use in a Pediatric Population: Behaviors and Hygiene
  3. Complications of Contact Lens Use
  4. Research on Devices Used to Control Myopia and US Regulation of These Devices
  5. Challenges to the Design of Clinical Trials and Barriers to Trial Participation and Retention

These topics will include patient and caregiver perspectives to help to inform best practices in evaluating medical devices and attaining patient-centric outcomes.

Co-Sponsors:
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health,
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO),
American Academy of Optometry (AAO),
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS),
American Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS),
American Optometric Association (AOA),
Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists (CLAO)