Can you help improve our knowledge about age-related macular degeneration and face perception?
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) damages clear central vision, leaving people living with this condition to rely on blurry peripheral vision. This can make it hard for people to see faces and facial expressions. Researchers at the Australian National University want to better understand the impact of reduced face perception on social interactions for people living with AMD.
We are looking for people:
· Aged 65 years and older
· Diagnosed with AMD in both eyes
· Have problems seeing faces
· Can hear well over the telephone
What does participation involve?
Once you have provided consent, participants will be asked to:
· Take part in a series of phone calls, where you will trial and give feedback on a questionnaire on face perception and social interactions in AMD that will be audio-recorded and transcribed
· Provide consent for the research team to obtain information on your vision (e.g., type of AMD, visual acuity) from your treating Doctor
To find out more please contact:
Corinne Stoney (PhD student at the Research School of Psychology) on: (02) 6125 5902 or email: [email protected]
This study has been approved by the ACT Health and ANU Human Research Ethics Committees (Protocols 2019.ETH.00229 and 2020_083).