Submitted for Publication: January 29, 2015; final revision received March 16, 2015; accepted March 19, 2015.
Published Online: May 21, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.1329.
Study concept and design: Lynn, Lambert.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Freedman, Lynn.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Lynn.
Obtained funding: Lynn, Lambert.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Lynn, Beck.
Study supervision: Freedman, Lynn, Bothun, Lambert.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by National Institutes of Health grants U10 EY13272 and U10 EY013287 and in part by National Institutes of Health Departmental Core Grant EY06360 and Research to Prevent Blindness Inc, New York, New York. Mr Lynn has received grants from the National Eye Institute. Dr Örge has received grants from the National Institutes of Health.
Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Group Information: The Infant Aphakia Treatment Study Group includes the following: Administrative Units and Participating Clinical Centers: Clinical Coordinating Center (Emory University): Scott R. Lambert, MD (study chair), and Lindreth DuBois, MEd, MMSc (national coordinator). Data Coordinating Center (Emory University): Michael Lynn, MS (director), Betsy Bridgman, BS, Marianne Celano, PhD, Julia Cleveland, MSPH, George Cotsonis, MS, Carey Drews-Botsch, PhD, Nana Freret, MSN, Lu Lu, MS, Azhar Nizam, MS, Seegar Swanson, and Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe, MPH. Vision and Developmental Testing Center (University of Alabama, Birmingham): E. Eugenie Hartmann, PhD (director); Anna K. Carrigan, MPH; and Clara Edwards. Eye Movement Reading Center (University of Alabama, Birmingham and Retina Foundation of the Southwest, Dallas, Texas): Claudio Busettini, PhD, Samuel Hayley, and Joost Felius, PhD. Steering Committee: Scott R. Lambert, MD, Edward G. Buckley, MD, David A. Plager, MD, M. Edward Wilson, MD, Michael Lynn, MS, Lindreth DuBois, Med, MMSc, Carolyn Drews-Botsch, PhD, E. Eugenie Hartmann, PhD, and Donald F. Everett, MA. Contact Lens Committee: Buddy Russell, COMT, and Michael Ward, MMSc. Participating Clinical Centers (in order by the number of patients enrolled): Medical University of South Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina (14): M. Edward Wilson, MD, and Margaret Bozic, CCRC, COA. Harvard University; Boston, Massachusetts (14): Deborah K. VanderVeen, MD, Theresa A. Mansfield, RN, and Kathryn Bisceglia Miller, OD. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (13): Stephen P. Christiansen, MD, Erick D. Bothun, MD, Ann Holleschau, Jason Jedlicka, OD, Patricia Winters, OD, and Jacob Lang, OD. Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, Ohio (10): Elias I. Traboulsi, MD, Susan Crowe, BS, COT, and Heather Hasley Cimino, OD. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas (10): Kimberly G. Yen, MD, Maria Castanes, MPH, Alma Sanchez, COA, and Shirley York. Oregon Health and Science University; Portland, Oregon (9): David T. Wheeler, MD, Ann U. Stout, MD, Paula Rauch, OT, CRC, Kimberly Beaudet, CO, COMT, and Pam Berg, CO, COMT. Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (9): Scott R. Lambert, MD, Amy K. Hutchinson, MD, Lindreth DuBois, Med, MMSc, Rachel Robb, MMSc, and Marla J. Shainberg, CO. Duke University; Durham, North Carolina (8): Edward G. Buckley, MD, Sharon F. Freedman, MD, Lois Duncan, BS, B. W. Phillips, FCLSA, and John T. Petrowski, OD. Vanderbilt University: Nashville, Tennessee (8): David Morrison, MD, Sandy Owings, COA, CCRP, Ron Biernacki, CO, COMT, and Christine Franklin, COT. Indiana University (7): David A. Plager, MD, Daniel E. Neely, MD, Michele Whitaker, COT, Donna Bates, COA, and Dana Donaldson, OD. Miami Children’s Hospital (6): Stacey Kruger, MD, Charlotte Tibi, CO, and Susan Vega. University of Texas Southwestern; Dallas, Texas (6): David R. Weakley, MD, David R. Stager Jr, Joost Felius, PhD, Clare Dias, CO, Debra L. Sager, and Todd Brantley, OD. Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio (1): Faruk Örge, MD. Data and Safety Monitoring Committee: Robert Hardy, PHD (chair), Eileen Birch, PhD, Ken Cheng, MD, Richard Hertle, MD, Craig Kollman, PhD, Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, MD (resigned), Cyd McDowell, and Donald F. Everett, MA. Medical Safety Monitor: Allen Beck, MD.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented in part as a paper at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting; October 20, 2014; Chicago, Illinois.