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Parkinson’s and vision - research participation opportunity

Aug. 26, 2022

The University of Melbourne is seeking participants for a new research project looking into the eye as a window into Parkinson’s.

The eye is the only place in the body where nerve cells and blood vessels can be directly visualised. Using a range of eye tests, researchers hope to discover differences in responses in people with Parkinson’s which will prove useful for helping to diagnose Parkinson’s.

Interested?

The study will involve up to two test visits of up to 1.5 - 3 hours duration each. The first will involve a screening eye examination to determine eligibility for the study. You may then be asked to perform computerised tests of vision on a tablet device.

In the second visit, an eye scan and/or eye recording, commonly used in optometry and ophthalmology clinics, will be conducted.

Testing will take place at the University of Melbourne (Parkville campus). Participation is voluntary and you are welcome to withdraw from the study at any time.

Please get in touch if interested: katiet1@student.unimelb.edu.au.

 

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