One Clear Vision is the leading English-speaking charity for sufferers of Degenerative Vitreous Syndrome (severe eye floaters) in the world and we have an international remit. One of our key aims is to promote medical research into effective management and treatment techniques for the condition.
Last year, during a consultation exercise with patients, carers and eye health professionals, the requirement was identified for diagnostic tools be developed for assessing the vitreous and eye floaters.
The vitreous needs to be invisible so it is notoriously difficult to assess using the standard diagnostic methods such as manual slit lamp examination and scans. Meanwhile existing test charts and questionnaires do not capture the issues that are pertinent to people with eye floaters. This makes patient assessments during consultations and clinical trials more difficult.
One Clear Vision is uniquely placed to work with clinicians and patients to change this situation and improve the prospects for people suffering with this condition. We have commissioned an academic with experience creating patient-reported symptom questionnaires to develop a flagship, psychometrically-valid, patient-reported outcome measure for eye floaters.
|Conduct initial focus group research|
|Produce the pilot version of the questionnaire and collect 150 responses|
|Analyse the responses|
|In light of analyses construct a revised version and collect 200 responses|
|Repeat statistical analyses and produce the final version|
|Review relevant research evidence and write-up result for publication|
What we need you to do
We need a cross-section of people with eye-floaters, 200 during the second phase, to complete the pilot questionnaire. If you have eye floaters, no matter how mild, please complete the online questionnaire. It can be done online in around 15 [...]