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Clinical and Molecular Studies in Families with Inherited Eye Disease

This study is currently recruiting participants.

Summary | Eligibility | Citations | Contacts

Summary

Number

16-EI-0104

Sponsoring Institute

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Recruitment Detail

Type: Participants currently recruited/enrolled
Gender: Male & Female
Min Age: 4
Max Age: N/A

Referral Letter Required

Yes

Population Exclusion(s)

None

Special Instructions

Currently Not Provided

Keywords

Inherited Eye Disease

Recruitment Keyword(s)

None

Condition(s)

Inherited Eye Disease

Investigational Drug(s)

None

Investigational Device(s)

None

Intervention(s)

None

Supporting Site

National Eye Institute

Background:

Genes are the basic units of heredity. When genes are changed, certain cells don t work like they should. Researchers want to try to better understand the genetic conditions that are linked with inherited eye diseases.

Objective:

To try to identify the genes linked to the development of inherited eye diseases.

Eligibility:

People ages 4 and older who have or have a family member with an inherited eye disease

Design:

Participants will be screened with medical history and medical records.

Participants will have one visit that will take 3 4 hours. This will include:

Medical and family history

Eye exam: This includes the pupil being dilated.

Electroretinography: A small electrode is taped to the forehead. Participants sit in the

dark with their eyes patched for 30 minutes. Then numbing drops and contact lenses are put in

the eyes. They will watch flashing lights.

Blood tests

Saliva sample: They will spit into a container or have the inside of their cheek swabbed.

Genetic testing will be done on participants blood or saliva.

Participants may meet with the researchers to discuss their genetic tests.

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Eligibility

INCLUSION CRITERIA:

To be eligible, the following inclusion criteria must be met, where applicable;

1. Participant must be four years of age or older.

2. Participant must understand and sign the protocol s informed consent document.

3. Individuals or family members of individuals with inherited eye diseases, either congenital, childhood, or age related.

4. All participants must be able to cooperate with study examination and phlebotomy.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

A participant is not eligible if any of the following exclusion criteria are present:

1. Participant has a disease, infection, or trauma that mimic inherited cataracts, retinal degenerations, glaucoma, etc.

2. Participant has a significant active infection (an infection requiring treatment as determined by the investigator) or a history of chronic or recurrent infections.

3. Participant requires sedation for study procedures.


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Citations:

Not Provided

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Contacts:

Principal Investigator

Referral Contact

For more information:

James F. Hejtmancik, M.D.
National Eye Institute (NEI)



James F. Hejtmancik, M.D.
National Eye Institute (NEI)
BG 5635FL RM 1127
5635 FISHERS LN
ROCKVILLE MD 20852
(301) 435-1598
f3h@helix.nih.gov

Office of Patient Recruitment
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Building 61, 10 Cloister Court
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
Toll Free: 1-800-411-1222
Local Phone: 301-451-4383
TTY: 1-866-411-1010
PRPL@cc.nih.gov

Clinical Trials Number:

NCT02771236

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