Currently Enrolling Study

Advanced Ocular Imaging: Parkinson's Disease

Purpose of study:

This research study is being conducted to examine retinal structure and function in individuals with Parkinson's disease. 

What is Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative condition often referred to as a movement disorder.  However, it has recently been appreciated that the neurons of the retina can also become affected.

What is involved in our research?

This non-invasive imaging study may include one or more visits to the Eye Institute. Research volunteers will be asked to complete an ocular health questionnaire and a series of vision tests. In addition, we will use various imaging devices to take pictures of the eye – including optical coherence tomography (OCT), fundus photography, and adaptive optics retinal imaging. At least one eye will be dilated during the visit. There is no direct health benefit to volunteers. Each visit typically takes about 3 hours.


Research volunteers will receive $15 per hour for their time.

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you meet these criteria.
  1. A doctor has told you that you have Parkinson's disease.
  2. You are willing and able to provide informed consent.

More Information:

For additional information about what is involved during an AOIP imaging study click here.



IRB Approval:  PRO00017439, 5/28/2013

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