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Fine Eye Movement Study

Research Question:
What differences exist in eye movement among people with psychiatric disorders?

Basic Study Information

Purpose:
This study will look at differences in eye movement as they relate to visual perception and the way people think. The information collected in this study will aid in finding ways to more accurately diagnose psychiatric disorders, namely schizophrenia, by using eye scans. Also, results from this study may guide the development of more tailored therapies to help people with psychiatric disorders in the future. Procedures include: interviews about your medical and drug use history; a vocabulary test; review of your eRecord data; visual perceptual tasks completed on a computer; and eye scans (like those during an eye doctor exam). Some of these procedures may occur via Zoom, depending on participant preferences. Eligibility: Ages 18-55; a diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder OR no psychiatric disorder with no more than one lifetime major depressive episode.

Study Reference #: STUDY00008061

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Brian Keane

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Howard Bi
Phone: (585) 563-9672
Email: ClinicalVision@URMC.rochester.edu

Additional Study Details

Study Details:
There will be 3-4 sessions, each lasting about 3 hours.

Number of Visits:  2 to 5
Parking:  Free
Transportation Coverage:  Yes
Reimbursement:  Yes
Payment Details:  $30/hour (rounded to nearest $10 or 20 minute increment)

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