Purpose of study:
This project is being done to characterize photoreceptor structure in individuals with retinal detachments, inherited retinal degenerations, and those with normal vision using a variety of retinal imaging tools.
What is an Inherited Retinal Degeneration?
An Inherited Retinal Degeneration is an eye condition that causes vision loss due to death of photoreceptors.
What is a retinal detachment?
A retinal detachment is an eye condition caused by the separation of retina from its normal position at the back of the eye.
What is involved?
If you have a retinal detachment, you will be in this study for about 1 day. If you have inherited retinal degeneration, you will be in this study for about 2 years with 1 visit per year. If you have normal vision, you will be in the study for about 1 day, but may be re-contacted if the need arises. Study visits will include questionnaires, an eye exam, color and vision testing, adaptive optics imaging, and clinical imaging.
Research volunteers will receive $25/hour for each study visit that is completed.
You may be eligible to participate in this study if you meet these criteria.
- You have been told by a doctor that you have inherited retinal degeneration.
- You have been told by a doctor that you have retinal detachment.
- You have normal vision.
- You meet the diagnostic criteria for the study (to be determined by your study doctor).
- You are 7 years of age or older.
Contact Kaitlin Goetschel with questions. (414) 955-8068 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IRB Approval: PRO00036249
Approval Date 1/28/2020