Assessing the anterior segment of the eye using non-invasive optical imaging

Overview

Dr. Patrice Tankam and his team at the Frontiers of Optical Imaging and Biology Lab are performing a research study investigating several eye diseases including primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD), and myopia control under orthokeratology contact lens.

 

 

Study volunteers will:

  • Be between 18-75 years of age.
  • Have had an eye exam within the last 12 months.
  • Have a healthy eye or have been diagnosed by a certified eye doctor with one of the diseases under investigation, including POAG, FECD, or myopia control under orthokeratology contact lens treatment.                                            
  • Have no other eye disease.
  • Have no history of eye surgery or injury.

 

There are 2 visits for this study taking place over the course of a month.

 

Each visit will last for about 1 hour, but less than 2 hours. These visits include testing similar to a routine eye exam. The study will use a custom imaging system developed in Dr. Tankam’s lab, but with characteristics similar to clinical instruments.

 

You will be paid $40/visit for your time spent in our office.

 

 

If you are interested in participating, or have more questions, call us at 812-855-0951 and include:

-Your current age
-Your contact information

(Note, the information gathered in this screening will be kept confidential.  Any information gathered will be kept with your research chart if you do qualify, and if you do not qualify, it will be shredded.  You do not have to answer any of the questions you do not want to).

Frontiers of Optical Imaging and Biology Lab

Indiana University School of Optometry

800 East Atwater Ave

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812)-855-0951

ptankam@iu.edu

https://blogs.iu.edu/tankamlab

 

 

 

 

 

Description

Eligibility

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: glaucoma,Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy,(FECD),open-angle glaucoma,(POAG),increased intraocular pressure,(IOP),myopia,cornea,opthalmology,orthokeratology
  • Age: Between 18 Years - 75 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female
  • Between the ages of 18 and 75
  • Have had a routine eye exam within the past 12 months.
  • Have a healthy eye or have been diagnosed by a certified eye doctor with one of the diseases under investigation, including POAG, FECD, or myopia control under orthokeratology contact lens treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of eye surgery/injury
  • History of eye disease other than the ones under investigation 

 

Updated on 20 Nov 2022 . Study ID: TX11447
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