Toward an Objective Assessment of Surgical Outcomes and Facial and Body Deformity Using Eyetracking Technology


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 17-009087
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 17-009087

About this study

The purpose of this study is to explore the visual markers that lead to differential perception of patients before and after plastic surgery procedures. By examining the early stages of visual processing that occur when an observer encounters images of affected individuals, we may reveal the focus and time-course of impression formation, and possibly help surgeons and their patients pinpoint the facial features that are most salient to viewers.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • All adults with normal vision and ability to concentrate for 10 minutes are eligible to participate.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Worse than 20/40 visual acuity on Snellen testing in either eye (lens correction allowed)


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jorys Martinez-Jorge, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Thanapoom Boonipat M.D.


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