Healthy Little Eyes Study (Cengiz)

Help us understand how babies’ eyes function changes over time!

Eye studyAbout The Study: We invite your child to take part in a research study about how a child’s visual function is related to their future development.
Where: Waisman center for the official study exam that may last for 30-60 minutes.
How: Eye exams will be performed with a non-invasive clinical handheld device and do not require eye drops or sedating medications.

  • Two eye exam sessions may be performed on NICU infants during the first 2 weeks of life
  • One eye exam session may be performed on children 0-36 months during the 3 month, 9 month, 18 month, or 30 month Newborn Follow-up Clinic visits

Compensation: $50 per eye exam session.

Who can Participate?

  • We are inviting babies and young children from birth to 36 months of age who have a history of hypoxemic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) to participate.
  • The information learned from this research may lead to improved care for babies with HIE by diagnosing them early in life, leading to better developmental outcomes.

Visual Function Test: We are using a handheld testing device along with medical treatment data to assess two measures of your child’s visual function.

  • V E P – For the visual evoked potential (VEP), small pads are placed on the head using a small dot of adhesive paste. The handheld device is then
    connected and the child will see a light flicker.
  • E R G – For the electroretinogram (ERG), skin electrodes are placed under the eye. the child will see brief flashes of light. Each eye will be tested
    separately, and while testing one eye, the other eye may be patched.

Pelin Eye Study RecruitmentInterested?
Contact a study coordinator!
Phone: 608-228-4940
For more information about how testing is performed, please scan this QR code 🠢
Download the study brochure here (PDF).

PI: Pelin Cengiz, MD
Keywords: Infant and Child Development, Vision