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Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Clinical Study

Name of Project:  Proposal for a Follow-on Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Clinical Study.

Dr. Ridder, Dr. Comer, Dr. Oquindo and Dr. Yoshinaga are currently recruiting normal and age related macular degeneration volunteers for a study at the Southern California College of Optometry/Ketchum Health, Marshall B. Ketchum University.

Inclusion Criteria for Normal subjects:

  • Approximate age: 65+
  • Vision close to 20/20 OD/OS

Exclusion Criteria for Normal subjects:

  • Significant cataract that affects vision
  • Glaucoma, strabismus, amblyopia
  • Diabetes, Uncontrolled hypertension

Inclusion Criteria for AMD subjects:

  •  Visual acuity in one eye 20/60 or better

Exclusion Criteria the same as for Normal subjects

In this research project, there will be three arms of testing to be completed initially:
1. Clinical Testing (approx. 1.5 hours, no compensation, but exam is free)
2. Vision Testing (approx. 2 hours, Compensation: $25/hour)
3. Blood Draw at lab in Cypress (Compensation: $50/blood draw)

This is a two year study that will repeat testing either every 6 months or annually for each subject during the two years.

If you have a potential subject, please contact one of us and please ask your patient if they are interested at the time of their visit if possible.

wridder@ketchum.edu (714-449-7494)
gcomer@ketchum.edu (ex 7405)
coquindo@ketchum.edu (ex 7851)
pyoshinaga@ketchum.edu (ex 7843)

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