Use of chromatic pupillometry for the diagnosis and monitoring of Inherited retinal diseases
Inherited Retinal Diseases (IRDs) represent a significant cause of severe visual deficits in children. Both accurate diagnosis and proper clinical management are impaired by their high genetic heterogeneity and by the need of complex and invasive clinical tests that are of difficult application in young children. Recently, chromatic pupillometry has been proposed as a highly sensitive and objective test to quantify the function of different light-sensitive retinal cells. The research fellow will conduct a pilot study designed to evaluate the feasibility of a clinical protocol for chromatic pupillometry in IRDs: both healthy controls and IRD patients of pediatric age will be recruited and undergo pupillometry twice in order to evaluate its repeatability and reproducibility.
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