Eye Multimodal Imaging in Neurodegeneration at Duke (iMIND)

Non-invasive study to assess retinal blood vessels in the eye

We are recruiting patients with Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal dementia, mild cognitive impairment, Parkinson’s, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and other dementias and neurodegenerations for a study to take non-invasive pictures of the retina in your eyes. No x-rays and no eye drops.
Compensation for time/travel.
 

You may be eligible for this research study if you:

• Do not have a significant head tremor
• Are not in a wheelchair
• Have not had prior retina surgery
• Are willing to have some undilated pictures of your retina
 
Call 919-681-0281 for further details! Please feel free to forward this message to friends or family members who may be interested in participating in this study. The study visit takes 30 minutes. No charge to you or your insurance.
Or email the study team at: iMIND@duke.edu
 
The study is being conducted at the Duke Neurological Disorders Clinic, 932
Morreene Rd, Durham, NC 27705. Pro00082598
 

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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Non-invasive study to assess retinal blood vessels in eye 

We are recruiting patients with Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal dementia, mild cognitive impairment, Parkinson’s, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury and other dementias and neurodegenerations for a study to take non-invasive pictures of the retina in your eyes. No x-rays and no eye drops. Compensation for time/travel. 

Learn more and apply


 

Clinical Research Team

 
Current:
Ariana Allen BS
Ricardo Henao PhD
Kim Johnson MD
Suzanna Joseph BS
Grant Justin MD
Anita Kundu BS
Andy Liu MD
Justin Ma BS
Praruj Pant BS
Alexander Richardson
Cason Robbins MD
Sandra Stinnett DrPH
Anastatia Thompson BS
Lauren Winslow
C. Ellis Wisely MD MBA 
 
Previous:
Keone Aliphios 
James R Burke MD PhD
Sophie Cai MD 
Lawrence Carin PhD
Bryce W Polascik BS
Lori Foraker
Jessi Hagood
Delaram Mirzania MD
Iris Navarro
James Powers MD
Michael Quist MD
Srinath Soundararajan BS
Atalie C Thompson MD MPH 
Dong Wang PhD
Stephen P Yoon MD 
 

 


Presentations, Publications and Scientific Sessions:

ClinicalTrials.gov

Media Coverage:

Duke Health issued a press release on November 30, 2020, AI Model Uses Retinal Scans to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

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.
 

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