Extramural Research — Cooperative Agreement
The Innovative Network for Sight Research (INSIGHT) is a CDC-funded collaborative vision research network of investigators at the Johns Hopkins University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Miami, and Wills Eye Institute. INSIGHT’s focus is to assess and evaluate system-level and individual-level factors that impact access to, and the quality of eye care. Site-specific and network studies will investigate barriers and enablers to the delivery of efficacious and cost-effective eye care that prevent vision loss and promote eye health.
Research Objectives: (1) to assess and evaluate system-level and individual-level factors that impact access to, and the quality of eye care; (2) to identify barriers and enablers to the delivery of efficacious and cost-effective eye care
INSIGHT Translational Research Centers (TRCs) and site-specific studies:
Johns Hopkins University (PI: David S. Friedman, MD, PhD)
- SEE, Proyecto Ver and ProVision: Assess factors (personal /perceived system) associated with adherence to best eye care practices for cataract and diabetic retinopathy
- Assessment of Uptake of Glaucoma Services Among Medicare Participants
- NHANES: Identify barriers and enablers for obtaining proper screening and treatment for diabetic retinopathy
University of Alabama at Birmingham (PI: Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH)
- Eye Care Utilization among Diabetes Patients in a County Hospital Setting: Prevalence and Barriers
- Rehabilitation Referral for Patients with Irreversible Vision Impairment in a County Hospital Setting: Prevalence and Barriers
University of Miami(PI: David J. Lee, PhD)
- BPEI Chart Review: Using similar data collection methodology as the Wills Eye Study team, undertake comprehensive analysis of BPEI medical and billing records to assess and evaluate system-level and individual-level factors that impact access to and quality of vision care in patients with diabetes.
- Hispanic Community Health Ancillary Ocular Study: In a population-based sub-sample of Hispanics aged 40y and older, document healthcare utilization and barriers to care, knowledge of ocular healthcare visit recommendations and risk factors, and prevalence of reported ocular conditions and risk factors.
Wills Eye Health System (PI: Julia Haller, MD)
- Retrospective analysis of existing ophthalmic data sets to assess and evaluate system-level and individual-level factors that impact access to and quality of vision care in patients with diabetes
- Implement a telephone-based and educational intervention to improve DFE follow-up adherence in African Americans with diabetes utilizing a prospective, cluster-based, randomized cohort design.
Diabetic retinopathy screening: Telemedicine; Digital photo; Vision screening; Cost-effective
Settings: Pharmacy, Public clinic
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