08 Sep Vision in people with lazy eye (amblyopia)
Do you have poor vision in one eye even when you’re wearing glasses or contacts? We are looking for people 18+ to participate in a study examining how childhood vision disorder impacts visual processing in adulthood.
This study uses functional MRI to record the activity in your brain. MRI is a safe technique that uses magnets and radio-frequency waves to capture images of parts of the body. You may be familiar with this procedure as it is often used in medical clinics.
** this study must be done in person at the UW Seattle Main Campus **
In this study, you’ll be doing some visual perception tasks while lying inside an MRI machine as it takes pictures of your brain. Before you get in, you’ll have a chance to practice the tasks. We’ll also do a few assessments so that we can learn more about your eyesight.
You will be inside the MRI machine for about 1 hour, but the full appointment will take about 2 hours. You may be invited back for a second appointment. As a thank you for being in the study you will receive $50/hour of experimental time.
– age 18+
– poor vision in one eye that can’t be corrected with glasses or contacts (aka “lazy eye” or “amblyopia”)
– ability to lie still in an MRI scanner for about 1 hour (no claustrophobia)
– no metal in your body (e.g. aneurysm clips, pacemakers, shrapnel)
Prior to coming in, we’ll do a screening call to learn more about your eyesight and the history of your vision problem to confirm you meet the full eligibility criteria. Additionally, we’ll do an MRI safety screening to make sure it is safe for you to be inside an MRI machine.
(206) 543-5161 x_____
Additional Study Details
Full Study Title
The effects of amblyopia on sensory processing
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University of Washington
Kincaid Hall, 3751 W Stevenst Way NE
Seattle, Washington 98195