Welcome to Ophthalmology Clinical Trials

Along with treatment in our ophthalmology clinics, we are also actively involved in clinical research studies.

These studies are varied and can be sponsored by industry, the national institutes of health (NIH), private foundation or by our department.

Studies are led by a faculty member who has an interest in the condition.

Meet our clinical trial team

Our clinical coordinator office is located at the center for outpatient health within the ophthalmology clinic.

If you have any questions on our clinical trials, please contact our coordinators

Eve Adcock  314-286-2046  adcockl@wustl.edu

Casey Hatscher 314-747-5832  chatscher@wustl.edu

Sandra Quirin 314-273-3557 squirin@wustl.edu

For research billing and contract questions, please contact Donna Mackay 314-362-4179 mackayd@wustl.edu

Frequent Questions on Clinical Trials

What is a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials, also known as research studies or patient studies, are essential in the fight against disease. They determine if new treatments are safe and effective and work better than current treatments.  By taking part in an ophthalmology clinical trial, you are adding to our knowledge about eye disease and help improve future treatment.

Why Should I participate in a clinical Trial?

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a complied information on what a clinical trial is and why they are important  https://www.nih.gov/health-information/nih-clinical-research-trials-you

How am I protected?

Each study goes through a rigorous internal review process. This will be explained in the consent form you will be asked to sign if you want to participate in a study.

I am interested in participating – how do I find a trial?

There are several ways;

Ongoing Clinical trials

Please contact our clinical trials team is you are interested in participating in any of these trials.  Please note that this list is not exhaustive and is subject to change.

Industry Sponsored

Federally sponsored