About Eyes and Vision
When light hits the eye, a delicate set of lenses, films, filters, and neurons work together to focus, channel, and convert that light into an image for the brain. The eye is a sophisticated and well-orchestrated system, but the same sensitivity that allows it to perceive so many details also makes the eye vulnerable. The sense of sight can be diminished or lost if conditions like cataracts reduce the amount of light entering the eye, or if the optical nerves are damaged by glaucoma. Other health conditions like diabetes can also cause damage to the eyes. Studies involving the eyes and vision could provide crucial insights into new treatments for these and similar conditions.
MyPaTH Story Booth 2.0
Interested in sharing your story about health, illness, or research? Patients and caregivers are needed to participate in a research study to help learn more about topics that are important to you and that may improve health and health care. Participation involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
All of Us wants at least one million people to join. Your participation can help shape the future of health for generations to come. People who join will share information. This might be about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. It might also be about family history and genes. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.