CERA

Clinical trials

Take part in research

CERA is an international leader in eye research. Our world-class knowledge and expertise are used to discover better treatments, deliver faster diagnoses, and prevent eye disease.

We conduct clinical studies for a variety of eye conditions including diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, uveitis and retinal diseases, as well as less common eye diseases.

Clinical trials play a critical role in helping develop new treatments for eye disease, and ensuring they are safe, effective and make a difference for patients.

These trials can lead to breakthroughs in medical understanding, and better ways to help people keep their sight.

Our team is made up of more than 50 eye doctors, study coordinators, scientists and nurses. We are highly experienced, passionate about research, and devoted to patient care.

We collaborate with research organisations, universities, pharmaceutical companies and biotech enterprises from around the world.

We are based in Melbourne, and located at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Get involved


For patients and participants

We need volunteers for our clinical trials, now and in the future. Most people who volunteer have an eye disease or disorder, or are likely to develop one.

Clinical trials vary from short ‘pilot’ or exploratory studies, through to phase I, II, III and IV trials. Trials can take place over a few months, or several years. Each phase of a clinical trial has different goals and methods.

If you’re interested in taking part in clinical trials at CERA, please read through the following information to understand the benefits and risks of participation.

When you register your interest, your details will be assessed for suitability and we will contact you if there is an opportunity that is a good match.

What to expect in a clinical trial

Learn more about a typical patient’s journey through an eye trial at CERA.

Frequently asked questions

We answer some common questions about taking part in a clinical trial.

Register your interest

Fill out your details to register your interest in taking part in current or future clinical trials at CERA.

Current trials

Explore our list of current clinical trials and register your interest in getting involved.

For healthcare practitioners

Refer a patient

Learn how to refer a patient to us for a clinical study.

Current trials

Explore our list of current trials and learn more about our research.

For industry and research collaborators

We collaborate with research organisations, universities, pharmaceutical companies and biotech enterprises from around the world. Learn more about working together with us.

Collaborate with CERA

Learn more about our research capabilities, services and facilities.