SIGHT Studies at Columbia University



Enrollment Status (as of May 2023)

Research Team

Principal Investigator:

Head shot of Lisa Hark

Lisa A. Hark, PHD, MBA, RD
Professor of Ophthalmic Sciences (Ophthalmology)
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Co-Investigator:

James D. Auron, MD
Prakash Gorroochurn
Prakash Gorroochurn, PhD
Jason Horowitz, MD
Daniel Diamond, OD
Jeffrey M. Liebmann, MD

Qing Wang, MD, PhD
Lisa Park, MD
Olajide A. Williams, MD

Study Description

Innovative Vision Screening Model in Housing Buildings to Improve Early Detection of Glaucoma, Vision Impairment, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Cataracts

With the support of government, community, University, and industry partners, Dr. Lisa Hark, principal investigator, has designed the Manhattan Vision Screening and Follow-up Study in Vulnerable Populations, a cluster-randomized controlled trial, to identify and implement innovative strategies to engage populations most at risk, most vulnerable, and least likely to have access to eye care. The study population is comprised of disadvantaged men and women ≥40 years old of diverse race/ethnicity (primarily African American and Hispanic/Latino), with high rates of inadequate eye care, living in affordable housing buildings in New York City.

Vision Screening Conducted in Housing Building Includes:

  • Ocular, medical, and family history
  • Visual acuity check (Snellen chart)
  • Eye pressure measurements
  • Retina/optic nerve photography
  • Falls risk and STEADI checklist
  • Quality-of-Life survey
  • Satisfaction surveys

For More Information

Community-Based Research | Columbia Ophthalmology

SIGHT Studies at Columbia University: Manhattan Vision Screening Follow-up Study in Vulnerable Populations Overview. The Manhattan Vision Screening and Follow-up Study in Vulnerable Populations, is a community-based to identify and implement innovative strategies to engage populations who need access to eye care.

www.columbiaeye.org

Community Partners

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