Get involved in research
Auckland Eye conduct clinical trials to evaluate new treatments and interventions across a wide range of eye conditions. By participating in a clinical trial you are helping to advance medical knowledge and contributing to the development of new medicines and devices which may benefit others in the future.
Current Clinical Trials
· Are you currently using eyedrops for glaucoma?
· Are you between 35-85 years of age?
· Are you interested in safely stopping your eyedrops?
If you answered yes to all the above, you may be eligible to take part in a clinical research study. We are comparing two different medical devices implanted in the eye to reduce eye pressure in people with glaucoma. The study is being conducted at Auckland Eye, based near Newmarket in Remuera, and will require 13-16 visits over 24-months.
The device and study-related care will be provided at no cost. You will be reimbursed for reasonable transport costs to attend study visits.
FUTURE CLINICAL TRIALS
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How can I participate in a clinical trial?
By participating in clinical research, you may:
• Learn more about your condition/disease
• Get free access to new medicines or devices that may not otherwise be available
• Receive free regular testing and monitoring by the study team including our specialist ophthalmologists
• Contribute to the development of new medicines and devices which may benefit others in the future
Clinical trials have special eligibility criteria that determine who can take part. These criteria are used to assess your suitability for a study and make sure it is safe for you to take part, and include factors such as your age, medical conditions and treatment history.
Initially, your eye doctor or one of the research team will talk to you about the study and check whether you may be suitable. If you are interested, we will send you an information sheet which explains what the trial involves. You will then be invited to come in for a clinic visit to meet the study doctor to discuss the trial in more detail and answer any questions you may have. You will be asked to sign an Informed Consent Form and complete some screening tests to make sure you are suitable for the study and that it is safe for you to take part. We will let you know whether you are eligible and if so, you can get started on the study. You will come in for scheduled visits over the course of the study and be closely monitored by the research team.
The length of time depends on the study you are enrolled in. Some of our studies are short, lasting just a few weeks or months. Other studies can last for a year or more. You will be informed about the number of visits and how long the study lasts before you decide whether to take part.
Participation in clinical trials is voluntary. You don’t have to take part. If you change your mind about being in a study you can withdraw at any time without affecting your ongoing care.
Click here to learn about clinical trials.