Validation of a smart phone application to measure pupillary light reflex in untreated Parkinson patients and healthy adults Save

Date Added
July 23rd, 2015
PRO Number
Pro00044177
Researcher
Travis Turner
Keywords
Brain, Nervous System, Parkinsons
Summary

It is known that the pupil's response to light is abnormal in advanced Parkinson's disease. This study will explore whether signs of pupil dysfunction may be a biomarker of the presence of early Parkinson's disease (before medications are used to treat the condition.) The study will also examine a new and simplified way of measuring the pupil's response to light, using a smart phone application, to hopefully be used as a screening/tracking measure in clinical settings in the future. To complete this study, we are recruiting both healthy adults age 30-80 years old as well as individuals with early signs of Parkinson's disease that have not yet been treated with medication for this condition. The study required approximately 20-30 minutes to complete on MUSC's campus (compensation not included.)

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Shonna Jenkins
843-792-9115
jenkisho@musc.edu

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