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.
Smart Speaker and Skill Use: What do We Know?
Do you have a physical, visual or mild cognitive disability? Do you use a smart speacker 3 times a week or more? You may be eligiblie to participate in a research study to learn about persons with disabilities experiences using smart speaker skills. Compensation provided.
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.
Adaptive Optics Imaging Study – Glaucoma
Are you 18-65 years of age? Have you been diagnosed with glaucoma or suspected glaucoma? If so, you may be able to take part in a research study to test a new imaging technology. Compensation provided.
Adaptive Optics Imaging Study – age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, or other eye condition
Have you been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, or another retinal disease? If so, you may be able to take part in a research study to test a new imaging technology. Compensation provided.
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.
Have you been diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa? You may be able to participate in a study to better understand retinitis pigmentosa and how it evolves. This study involves 6 visits over up to 49 months and includes undergoing a functional vision assessment, an eye exam, and quality-of-life questionnaires.
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.