Conquering Diseases

A Registry To Study Long-Term Disease Progression For Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Description

Seeking volunteers with Non-Central Geographic Atrophy (GA) or who are genetically high-risk for Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) for a registry study to increase understanding of how AMD progresses and to support future studies

Overview

We are studying how dry age-related macular degeneration disease progresses by looking at people with non-central Geographic Atrophy (GA). We want to see if there is a connection between the genetic type of GA and changes in the eye and vision over time. We will collect DNA samples by using a swab to scrape cells from inside of volunteer's mouths and then monitor their eyes at office visits every 6 months over several years.

What we're hoping for

We hope to develop a patient registry and collect important data over a long period of time to further increase understanding of how dry age-related macular degeneration progresses and to support future studies.

Additional Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: Not Available

 Principal Investigator

Haijiang  Lin, MD

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

Omar  Abdelmegid

Omar.Abdelmegid@umassmed.edu

 Location

UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655

508-856-8989