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.
Mental Health as a Potential Contributor to Postural Instability in Glaucoma - Glaucoma
Are you 65-85 years old and diagnosed with glaucoma? The Human Movement and Balance Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh is conducting a research study to better understand balance, gait, mental health, and brain features of glaucoma and how they differ from features found in adults without glaucoma. Compensation provided.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
You may be able to change the future of medicine. The All of Us PA Research Program is enrolling adults 18 years of age or older. This may be your chance to improve how your children and your children’s children receive medical care.
MyPaTH Story Booth: Amplifying African American Voices and Healthcare Experiences
In follow-up of Black History Month, the Story Booth team is putting a special focus on stories from African American storytellers over the next 90 days. We would like to invite patients, caregivers, and health care providers to share their experiences regarding accessing health care. Your voices can empower change to research, patient-centered care, and most importantly, your community.
MyPaTH Story Booth – COVID-19 Stories
Participants are invited to share how they are maintaining their health during the coronavirus pandemic, or to share what it is like being ill with COVID-19 and/or caring for a loved one who is ill with COVID-19. Participation in this research study involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
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.
Smart Speaker and Skill Use: What do We Know?
Do you have a physical, visual or mild cognitive disability? Do you use a smart speaker 3 times a week or more? You may be eligible to participate in a research study to learn about persons with disabilities experiences using smart speaker skills. Compensation provided.