Children are needed to participate in research study

March 10, 2010

Penn State Hershey Eye Center’s Joel Weinstein, M.D., and Marianne Boltz, O.D., are trying to develop an objective test that can be used to accurately measure vision in children of all ages, including those who are not able to read and speak.

Children are needed to participate in this research study of cerebral visual impairment in children. This study uses brain wave recordings to measure vision, does not involve any medications, or cause any significant discomfort.

Children aged five to seventeen who were born prematurely (before thirty-two weeks of gestation) or who have been treated for hydrocephalus and who can identify simple pictures used to measure vision are eligible to participate.

Compensation is provided for participation.

For more information, call 717-531-8783.

This research study, IRB 22229EP, has been approved by the Institutional Review Board, under federal regulations at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine.

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Last Updated March 11, 2010