RecruitMe Clinical Trial

Nutritional Supplements and Performance During Visual Field Testing
Nutritional Supplements and Visual Field Testing (ages 40-80)
Sponsor:Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Enrolling:Male and Female Patients
Study Length:3 Months
Clinic Visits:7
Age Range:Between 40 and 80 years old
IRB Number:AAAR8208
U.S. Government ID:NCT03797469
Contact: Libby Stidham: 646-457-0940 /
Additional Study Information:

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. The most important test to detect progression is visual field testing. However, this test is very subjective, often unreliable, and variable. One of the main causes of unreliable tests is the lack of attentiveness or concentration during the test. Previous studies have shown that listening to Mozart or taking vitamin B12 can improve the reliability of this test. Recent studies have suggested that over-the-counter medications such as Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) and Calcium pyruvate can also improve the performance during this test. This can ultimately reduce costs due to repeated testing and increase doctor's certainty when analyzing the results of this test. We want to test whether these over-the-counter nutritional supplements can improve patients' performance during visual field testing and thus make the test results more reliable. Compensation of $200 is provided at the end of the 7 visits. Not accepting healthy volunteers.

Do You Qualify?
Are you between the ages of 40 and 80?YesNo
Do you have a diagnosis of primary open angle glaucoma?YesNo
Do you have a diagnosis of dementia, Alzhemier's or other neurological diseases?YesNo
Are you willing to take Vitamin B and/or Calcium pyruvate?YesNo
Jeffrey Liebmann, MD
You may be eligible for this study

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Who Can I Contact?
For more information, please contact:
Libby Stidham
Phone: 646-457-0940