Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Principal Investigator: Jonathan L. Haines, Ph.D.
Other researchers: Anita Agarwal, MD
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a disease associated with aging that gradually destroys sharp, central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. AMD causes no pain. In some cases, AMD advances so slowly that people notice little change in their vision. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in both eyes. AMD is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older.
AMD occurs in two forms: wet and dry. We would like to see people with both forms. We will ask you to donate a blood sample. We will ask you questions about your diet and exercise habits.
You will receive at no cost to you:
$30 for your time
Two types of participants:
Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders 4-22Compensation: Yes
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