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Heidelberg Database Study (Black/African American)

This study is now closed to enrollment.

Why we are doing this study:
This study will be using the Heidelberg Spectralis OCT to take images of the healthy eyes of specific ethnic groups to help diversify the reference data used to aid doctors in diagnosing eye diseases.

Who can be in the study?
If you are aged between 18 and 90 years old, have no significant eye diseases and good vision, no previous eye surgery other than cataract or refractive surgery and self-identify as Black/African American then you may be eligible to participate. Further screening questions will be asked prior to scheduling an appointment.

What the study involves:
A single visit which may take up to 3 hours and includes dilation and a peripheral vision test. Most of the procedures used are typical of a comprehensive eye examination and aim to verify that the eyes are healthy.

Will you directly benefit from the study?
Participants will be compensated up to $100 for their time, but there is not expected to be any direct benefit.

Other things you should know about the study:
If you have had a recent eye examination at the University Eye Center (ie. in the 30 days prior to your study visit) then some of the tests may not be necessary and the data may be drawn from your medical record.

Principal Investigator: Dr Mitchell Dul
For more information, contact the Clinical Vision Research Center