Title of Grant: To Diagnose Shaken Baby Syndrome (Abusive Head Trauma) Using Optical Coherence Tomography
Recipient: Maryo Cenk Kohen, M.D. FEBO
Date Awarded: June 9, 2017
The authors hypothesize that the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) will be able to better diagnose certain cases of abusive head trauma (AHT) in children. This could therefore lead to better functional outcomes in children with AHT. The investigator plans to use OCT to examine the optic nerve, macula, and other areas of the retina at initial examination, 1 week, 1 month, 2 months, and 6 months. They will also have an age matched control group who did not have AHT. They plan to recruit a total of 30 patients over a 1 year period.
Awarded Grant:$10,000.00 and an additional $5,000.00 after 6 months and an interim project report.