Survey Expansions!!

Colin K -

Hi everyone! I got some really exciting news yesterday and the IRB process for ARC has allowed us to expand the surveys to all injection patients, not just the ones for AMD! While I won’t be using the injection data in my own presentation as that is just on AMD, I am allowed to work on this still and help complete the research for the other disease to see if there are any differences between any of them. Some of the diseases that get injections and therefore qualify for the surveys under the new IRB are Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO), Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO), Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (PDR), and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME). 

Even with all my excitement about the IRB I realize I am still terrible at figuring out technology. For the past few days I have been working with some of the staff to figure out how to fix my own login to the ARC computers but my password which we have reset multiple times still fails to work. We tried using all the computers and all the resets we could think of but none of them have worked so far so we have to wait another day to see if we can think of any other solutions. While it does slow me down since I have to wait for the tech staff to finish their work on their computers before getting to look up some missing information on the patient backgrounds I still feel like I am making steady progress with gathering the remaining surveys. I might even need to start making new surveys to be able to gather all the possible patients with the other diseases besides AMD.

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    Hi Colin, that's so exciting! I'm glad that you're choosing to expand your research, and I hope you share the results on your blog as well.
    Thanks Priya! I will mainly still focus on the AMD aspect of my research here since that is the only part of this research I am putting in my senior project but I will try and find some comparisons between all the injections.

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