Duke Neurodegenerative Disease Retinal Imaging (DNRI) Repository

 

A-EYE Imaging in Neurodegenerative Disease  

The Duke Neurodegenerative Disease Retinal Imaging Repository (DNRI) is a central registry that houses deidentified multimodal retinal and optic nerve images from around the world of individuals with neurodegenerative disease that have been diagnosed by a board certified neurologist using standard criteria. The neurodegenerative diseases housed here include Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Huntington's disease, multiple system atrophy, among others, and includes our A-EYE Imaging in Neurodegenerative Disease initiative.

Contact: 919-681-0281

Sharon Fekrat, MD, Co-Director 

Professor of Ophthalmology

Associate Professor of Surgery

Associate Chief of Staff, Durham VA

 

Education

  • Oxford University (U.K.), C. 1985
  • Georgetown University, B.S. 1987
  • University of Chicago, M.D. 1991
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Residency, Ophthalmology, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Fellowship, Medical Retina, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Fellowship, Vitreoretinal Surgery, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Assistant Chief of Service, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Director, Ocular Trauma, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute

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Dilraj Grewal, MD, Co-Director

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Director, Image Grading, Duke Reading Center

 

Education

  • Armed Forces Medical College (India), M.B.B.S. 2004
  • University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Ophthalmology Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, General Surgery
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Eye Center
  • Moorfields Eye Hospital Nhs Foundation Trust (Uk), Ophthalmology

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Other Laboratory Members:

 
James R Burke, MD, PhD (Duke Neurology Faculty) 
Sophie Cai, MD (Duke VR Surgery Fellow)
Lori Foraker (Clinical Research Coordinator)
Kim G Johnson MD (Duke Psychiatry Faculty)
Andy Liu MD (Duke Neurology Faculty)
Bryce W Polascik (Duke undergraduate)
James Powers, BS (Duke Medical School student)
Cason Robbins, BS (Duke Medical School student)Stephen P Yoon, MD (Duke Medical School graduate)
Srinath Soundararajan BS (Clinical Research Specialist)
Atalie C Thompson, MD, MPH (Duke Ophthalmology glaucoma fellow)
Michael Quist, MD (Duke Ophthalmology PGY3)
Dong Wang PhD (Duke PostDoc in Physics and Engineering)
C. Ellis Wisely, MD, MBA (Duke Ophthalmology PGY4) 
 

Presentations, Publications and Scientific Sessions:

ClinicalTrials.gov

Media Coverage:

Duke Health issued a press release on March 5, 2019 that received overwhelming coverage including the following.

Alzheimer's Disease Could One Day Be Diagnosed with an Eye Test, Newsweek Magazine

A CBS affiliate, but their reporter Dr. Max Gomez does a thoughtful job expanding on the CBS story.
 

Support for DNRI:

If you are interested in supporting the DNRI, please visit Donate and Give.