Manhattan Vision Screening and Follow-Up Study

  • End date
    Sep 8, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Columbia University
Updated on 27 February 2022
eye exam
brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution
Accepts healthy volunteers


The investigators are conducting a 5-year prospective, cluster-randomized controlled trial, funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which provides vision screenings to underserved, vulnerable New York City residents living in affordable housing buildings in Harlem and Washington Heights.


This study aims to increase engagement, detection and management of glaucoma, vision impairment, cataracts, and other eye diseases in vulnerable populations living in New York City. This study considers disparities by race, ethnicity, gender, geography, and socioeconomic status using innovative approaches such as patient navigators. Individuals over the age of 40 living in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Housing buildings are eligible.

Condition Glaucoma, Vision Impairment and Blindness, Cataract, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Diseases
Treatment Usual Care, Enhanced Intervention Using Patient Navigators
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04271709
SponsorColumbia University
Last Modified on27 February 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Individuals over age 40
Living independently in NYCHA housing building
Willing to answer COVID-19 symptom questions
Willing to consent for 2 vision screening visits at baseline and 12-month follow-up

Exclusion Criteria

Self-reported terminal illness with life expectancy less than 1 year
Inability to provide informed consent due to dementia or other reasons
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