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For Patients and Participants

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Welcome to the Clinical Trials Research Centre information page for patients/participants.

By participating in clinical studies, you can contribute to advancing health and medical knowledge. Clinical studies are necessary to show that new treatments are safe and effective for use in humans before they go onto the market.

The Clinical Trials Research Centre at the Centre for Eye Research Australia conducts clinical studies for many eye conditions including: diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, uveitis, dry eye and other retinal diseases.We are currently involved in more than 20 clinical studies, involving over 300 patients. These range from smaller studies that our local doctors have developed, to global studies with pharmaceutical companies where we are one of many sites. All our studies have been approved by the Ethics Committee of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Our experienced study team comprises of Doctors, Study Coordinators (who are all orthoptists – eye health professionals), statisticians and nurses. Our team is passionate about research and patient care.

You can become involved in studies by reading the information contained in this section, and contact the team via Our contacts: For patients.