VisFACT Visual Field Reading Center
Who We Are
The Visual Field Assessment Center (VisFACT), a visual field reading center, offers a wide variety of services in support of clinical research. Our highly skilled researchers and staff are expertly trained in several types of visual field testing and analysis. Our extensive experience includes collaboration with pharmaceutical companies, other universities, research centers, and clinics in the United States and around the world.
What We Do
Our areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, the Humphrey Field Analyzer and Frequency Doubling Technology Perimetry. We often work directly with the manufacturers and engineers of our visual field equipment and related software.
VisFACT offers a variety of services to meet study-specific needs. Dr. Bowd and the VisFACT team will work with the study sponsor to provide the optimum complement of services to ensure successful data extraction, management, and quality of visual fields.
Training and Certification
Processing and Analysis
Reading Center Studies
VisFACT has provided reading center services for the following studies:
Sponsored by National Eye Institute:
Sponsored by Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners (2010-2013)
Reading Center Personnel
Linda Zangwill, PhD; Director, IDEA Center
Felipe A. Medeiros, MD, PhD; Medical Director, VisFACT/ IDEA Center
Christopher Bowd, PhD; Director, VisFACT
Keri Dirkes, MPH; Supervisor, IDEA Center/ VisFACT
Maria Hunsicker; Coordinator, IDEA Center
Suzanne Vega, MPH; Coordinator, VisFACT/ IDEA Center
Dan Auerbach, MS; Supervisor, Computing Group,
Ken Newel; Database Programmer
Manny Acera; IT Support
Scientific Advisory Board of our Reading Centers includes internationally recognized ophthalmologists and researchers including:
Christopher Bowd, PhD
Felipe A. Medeiros, MD, PhD
Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Linda M. Zangwill, PhD
The overall objective of the NEI Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Program Award at UCSD is to develop outstanding clinician scientists to successfully compete at the national level for NIH grants and emerge as leaders within academic Ophthalmology. Through this institutional career development award, we will mentor clinician scientists toward independent academic appointments in ophthalmology.
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