Normal Human Electro-Oculogram
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001610|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
This study will measure the normal range of the human electro-oculogram (EOG) in people of various age groups. EOGs are recordings of electrical signals generated by the retina (the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye) when going from a dark to a bright environment. They provide valuable information about the function of the eye in health and disease. A knowledge of what results are to be expected in tests of normal, healthy eyes will be valuable in assessing EOG results in patients with known or suspected retinal diseases.
Normal volunteers from ages 6 to 65 who have healthy eyes and normal eyesight will participate in this study. Candidates will undergo tests to check vision and the health of the eye. Study participants will then have an electro-oculogram. In this test, eye drops are placed in the eye to enlarge the pupils. Two electrodes (small disks that picks up electrical signals) are attached to the left and right of each eye and one to the forehead. (These are similar to electrodes placed on the body during an electrocardiogram (ECG), which measures electrical signals from the heart.) During the EOG recording, the volunteer looks at the inside of a hollow sphere, following with their eyes small red lights that turn on and off. The background light is also turned on or off during the test. Some volunteers may be asked to repeat the EOG at another time.
Study participants may also be asked to provide a blood sample for tests to study how the immune cells in the blood respond to proteins found in the retina. The response from normal volunteers will be compared with that of patients with eye diseases like retinitis pigmentosa.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Official Title:||Normal Human Electro-Oculogram|
|Study Start Date :||February 1997|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||March 2003|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001610
|United States, Maryland|
|National Eye Institute (NEI)|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|