This study aims to create a database of people and families with hereditary retinal dystrophy in South Carolina. Patients with hereditary retinal dystrophy will be offered genetic analysis and counseling with the MUSC Center for Genomic Medicine and may donate cell samples for basic science research at the Department of Ophthalmology. This study will add to the research knowledge base of disease phenotype and epidemiology, and allow expansion of research to determine mechanism and potential therapy for inherited retinal disease
This study examines eye movements and the pupil's response to light in progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), comparing to Parkinson's disease and control subjects without neurological disease. Computerized measures of eye movements and pupil changes will be used. Subjects will also receive an eye exam to rule out other eye diseases. The goal of this study is to use subtle changes in eye movements and the pupil's response to light for earlier diagnosis of PSP.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the safety, effectiveness, tolerability of different combinations of two drugs for the potential treatment of Presbyopia. Presbyopia is a normal aging process where there is a gradual loss of the eyes' ability to see up close.
The purpose of this study is to find help for intermittent exotropia (eyes that drift) by using overminus glasses (glasses that are intentionally stronger).
This study is using an investigational drug delivery system that is placed on the eye which generates a mild electric current which helps deliver study drug or placebo (depending on which group the patient is randomized) to the eye that has been diagnosed with uveitis
The purpose of the registry is to provide a mechanism to store clinical data to support future research about postnatal weight gain based risk prediction for severe ROP and secondarily severe ROP and ROP treatment rates. If validated, the predictive model would eventually replace current ROP screening guidelines in determining the necessity and timing of ROP examinations for premature infants.
Study GX28228 is a Phase II, multicenter, randomized, active treatment (monthly ITV injection)?controlled study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of ranibizumab delivered through the Implant using three ranibizumab formulation arms (10 mg/mL, 40 mg/mL, and 100 mg/mL) compared with the control arm (0.5-mg monthly ITV injections of 10-mg/mL formulation) in patients with subfoveal neovascular (wet) AMD. The study will also evaluate the safety of the RPDS combination product.
The purpose of this project is to study validity of a newly developed pediatric tool, the Pediatric Awareness and Sensory Motor Assessment (PASMA), which will measure cognitive awareness for children with severe brain damage. Thirty children, between the ages of 3-21 years, with physician-documented severe brain damage and considered medically stable are needed for this study. Recruitment flyers will be disseminated at HMS School in Philadelphia, PA, iHope (school serving children with severe disabilities) in NY, NY, MUSC and the greater Charleston area community to recruit parents/legal guardians of children with severe brain damage. Once parental/legal guardian and physician consents are in place, participants will be evaluated using the PASMA 5 times within 10 days. The PASMA is made up of 5 domains that are olfactory, visual, auditory and vestibular, gustatory, and tactile. Test administration requires approximately 1 hour and can be completed in settings convenient for parents/legal guardians. The potential benefit to study participants is that the findings from the PASMA may identify sensory and motor strengths of participants. Knowledge of these strengths may enhance current rehabilitation and treatment plans, which may lead to functional improvements; although, this cannot be guaranteed. It is a goal of this study to evaluate PASMA validity. Once validity has been substantiated for the PASMA by means of further study, future children with severe brain injury, being evaluated with the PASMA, may have rehabilitation and treatments opportunities that are better informed, leading to greater improvement in functional and participatory outcomes.
Intacs® Corneal Implants is a FDA Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) designed for the reduction or elimination of myopia and astigmatism in patients with keratoconus.
The purpose of this study is to understand better how many people who have been diagnosed with early-onset idiopathic bilateral cataracts may have a rare but treatable disease called Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX)