The study is being done to find out how different treatments work to reduce or reverse visual loss in people who have a condition where the pressure inside the skull increases for no know reason. This is called idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH).
The purpose of this study is to identify and measure refractive errors of the eye as well as visual symptoms after cataract surgery.
This will be a retrospective case study. The data collected will include patient demographics, preoperative refractive data, keratometry, type of intraocular lens, follow-up duration, surgical information, complications, postoperative visual and refractive outcomes. Residents will be surveyed regarding their preoperative planning, use of intraocular lens calculators, and intraocular lens considerations. Main outcome measures will include refractive and surgical outcomes at the 1 week and 1 month post-operative visits. Analysis will also be performed comparing different intraocular lens calculators and their predictive error and accuracy within 0.5D.
Older adults typically have trouble identifying the speech they hear, especially in noisy environments. Fortunately, compared to younger adults, older adults are better able to compensate for difficulties identifying the speech they hear by recruiting the visual system. However, the extent to which older adults can benefit from visual input, and how this influence relates to age-related changes in brain structure and function, have not been thoroughly investigated. The general purpose of this study is to determine how age-related changes in brain structure and function affect how well people hear and see. This study seeks participants with normal hearing to mild hearing loss, who also have normal or corrected-to-normal vision.
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 find help for intermittent exotropia (eyes that drift) by using overminus glasses (glasses that are intentionally stronger).
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)
We propose a prospective observational analysis of near visual acuity and stereopsis in pseudophakic children. Visual acuity analysis will be standardized based on age per PEDIG protocols. Results will be stratified by age and by monocular versus binocular surgery. Children will be assessed in their appropriate corrective lenses to control for myopia as a confounding factor. Refractive error will be measured to optimize visual acuity measurement and assess for the potential role of astigmatism in preservation of near visual function.