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Healthy Eyes, Myopia, Presbyopia

Study Title This study might be a good fit if you meet the following criteria

MALCOLM - MultifocAL COntact Lenses for Myopia

  • Are aged 6-12 years (inclusive)
  • Are willing to wear soft contact lenses daily
  • Have Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Have otherwise normal vision, and good ocular and general health
  • Have not previously used any myopia control treatments for more than 1 month or within the last month
  • Does not have an eye turn, "lazy" eye, or a history of surgery or other treatments or medications which may affect eye growth or contact lens wear
  • Have no plans to move for the duration of the study (1 year)
  • Is competent enough in English to be able to fully understand the participant information and consent form or you can consent on their behalf

Objective and subjective measurements of visual performance in conditions of simulated vision degradation

  • Are 18 years or older
  • Have good vision (corrected with glasses if needed)

Can nutrition be linked to Glaucoma?

  • Are 40 years or older
  • Have had an eye test by an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist in the past 36 months
  • Have NOT been diagnosed with any type of glaucoma in one or both eyes

Diurnal changes and repeatability of confocal microscopy measurements on the cornea and conjunctiva

  • Are aged 18 years or older
  • Are healthy, with no systemic diseases
  • Have no active eye diseases, infection or inflammation
  • You do not wear soft contact lenses regularly or do not have any history of hard contact lens wear
  • You do not have any history of eye injury or surgery

Study of oil from your eyelids

  • Are aged 18 years or older
  • Able to read and understand English and be willing to provide your consent to participate in this study (as will be demonstrated by signing a record of informed consent)
  • Willing to donate oil samples from your lids
  • Have no pre-existing disease that adversely affects ocular health. Conditions such as systemic hypertension and arthritis do not automatically exclude you
  • Have no need for any systemic medication or topical medications which may alter normal ocular findings

Melatonin Concentration and Ocular Biometric Rhythms in Adults

  • Healthy 18-35 year olds (e.g. No hypertension or diabetes)
  • Good vision (Best corrected visual acuity of 20/20 or better)
  • No ocular diseases or history of eye surgery
  • Willing to stay in the clinic for overnight measurements
  • Not using melatonin or any pharmalogical sleep aids
  • No jet lag during last month
  • Not pregnant
  • Not a current smoker

Telomerase in Human Tears

  • Are not a contact lens wearer
  • Are aged over 18 years and younger than 30 years
  • Have healthy eyes
  • Are not taking oral or topical doxycycline or corticosteroids

Dose response measurements of low dose atropine eye drops over time

  • Normal general and ocular health
  • Adults aged 18-40
  • No allergy to atropine or preservatives in eye drops such as benzalkonium chloride (BAK)
  • No history or risk of glaucoma

Exclusion criteria:

  • Atropine eye drop use within 2 weeks prior to study enrolment
  • Any eye diseases including inflammation, infection or allergy
  • History of allergic reactions to eye medications
  • Risk of glaucoma
  • Currently using any eye medications or systemic monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • Women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding 

Effects of low dose topical 0.01% atropine eye drops with and without BAK

  • Are aged between 18 and 40 years
  • Have normal eye and general health
  • Have normal vision
  • Have no allergies to atropine
  • Are not taking any monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) and any eye medications
  • Do not wear contact lenses

Comparison of tear proteomics between patients with glaucoma and healthy subjects

  • Are 40 years or older, and be proficient in English
  • Are healthy with no systemic disease
  • Are not pregnant or lactating
  • Have either healthy eyes diagnosed with any type of glaucoma in one or both eyes (with no other ocular conditions)
  • Have no history of ocular surface disease, injury, surgery, recent or current infection of the eyes