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Early Detection of Visual Contrast Sensitivity Impairment of MS Patients

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Dr. Billi Wallace (neuro-ophthalmologist) is conducting a research study to find out if microperimetry (MP) technology assists in detecting early vision impairment in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). We are looking for MS patients and any individuals who do not have MS to be enrolled in the study for comparison. The study has been approved by the Institutional Review Boards of University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) , Truman Medical Center and Saint Luke’s Hospital.
 
Study Requirements
A 2-hour appointment for eye exam and testing at Sabates Eye Center in building 1 of the Saint Luke’s Hospital complex in Kansas City, Missouri.
 
If you choose to participate, you will receive a complete, dilated eye exam. In addition to the dilated exam, you will have the following tests performed:
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (taking a photo of the inside of your eye)
  • Microperimetry (test your central field of vision)
  • Humphrey Visual Field 24-2 (test your peripheral field of vision)
  • Hardy-Rand-Rittler plates (test your color vision)
  • Brief neuropsychological assessment
Your participation may add to the medical knowledge about MS and vision and may help patients in the future. 
 
Contact
Malea Barnard Executive Staff Assistant 
Vision Research Center (UMKC) 
Phone: 816-404-1834, 9AM-4PM 

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