Navigation Links
Visual prostheses: Symposium to explore combining functional endpoints
Date:3/1/2011

Bethesda, MD The National Eye Institute (NEI) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are sponsoring a conference to determine how functional vision-related endpoints for clinical trials of visual prostheses will be analyzed and correlated with objective measures of visual acuity, visual fields and contrast sensitivity. These assessments may provide valuable information that will corroborate standard clinical test outcomes.

Today, functional vision outcomes such as how patients perform orientation and mobility tasks and other daily living activities are being incorporated more frequently into randomized clinical trials.

A growing body of evidence strongly suggests that functional vision data may provide a better understanding of what patients can actually do beyond the data obtained from visual acuity or visual field measurements. The FDA is already incorporating this type of clinical data into guidance for clinical trials of investigational visual prostheses.

Agenda highlights

  • Differentiate between functional vision and visual function
  • Provide an overview of guidance documents relevant to visual prostheses
  • Identify critical elements in orientation and mobility assessments as they relate to retinal implants
  • Identify critical elements of activities in daily living assessment necessary to establish effectiveness of retinal implants to improve visual function
  • Interactive/open discussion with leaders in the field of vision rehabilitation and visual prostheses regarding next steps

This meeting, part of an NEI/FDA series of Endpoints Symposia, will explore the issues and challenges related to functional vision information in ophthalmology. Participants will also look at FDA guidelines for using functional vision outcomes and how they are incorporated for the investigation and labeling of medical devices and drugs.

Faculty will include authorities in vision rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, occupational therapy, ophthalmology and optometry. FDA representatives will present insights about how the FDA reviews and evaluates functional vision outcomes in support of product labeling for visual prostheses and drugs used for the treatment of retinal diseases.

The goal of this meeting is to obtain recommendations for measuring specific tasks of mobility and daily living activities as well as how they will be analyzed and correlated with objective measures of visual acuity and contrast sensitivity in the clinical trial.

Who should attend?

  • clinical researchers/basic scientists in the visual prostheses field
  • retina specialists
  • clinical trialists
  • pharmaceutical company representatives
  • device company representatives
  • other biotechnology companies in the field of retinal stem cell implants
  • Low vision/vision rehabilitation researchers
  • Daily living activities researchers


'/>"/>

Contact: Katrina Norfleet
knorfleet@arvo.org
240-221-2924
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Eye expo at UH offers resources to the visually impaired
2. JPEG for the mind: How the brain compresses visual information
3. Kids With Autism May Lack Key Visual Skills, Study Finds
4. U of M researchers find learning in the visual brain
5. Visual pattern preference may be indicator of autism in toddlers
6. CWRU study finds visually impaired people get insulin pen dosages right
7. Apptera Raises $10M to Grow Its Voice And Visual Mobile Ad Network
8. Researchers predict human visual attention using computer intelligence for the first time
9. Visually guided laser may be viable treatment for abnormal heartbeat
10. Life Coach and Author Thomas Finn's Highly Anticipated Book, 'A Better Tomorrow- Affirmations and Visualizations the Keys to Success,' Debuts June 15
11. Provalis Research Announces the Release of WordStat 6, Delivering Enhanced Analytical and Visualization Tools for Textual Data
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a ... fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the ... several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as reported ... head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to infest ... in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice are ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice ... States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm ... Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures ... Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. ... biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and ... enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical trial ... of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the trial ... of 2016, and to report top line data ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... CST on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , , ... ) , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , ... Naik; Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Revolutionary technology includes multi-speaker listening to ... leaders in advanced audiology and hearing aid technology, has ... the world,s first internet connected hearing aid that opens ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ) , ... firsts,: , TwinLink™ - the first dual ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: