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 trials team
Our clinical trials office is located at the center for outpatient health within the ophthalmology clinic.
For appointments or other questions on ophthalmology clinical trials, please email DOVSClinicalResearch@wustl.edu
If you have any questions on the clinical trials listed below, please contact our coordinators
Eve Adcock firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Quirin email@example.com
Amer Al Badawi firstname.lastname@example.org
Jolene Brasher email@example.com
For research billing and contract questions, please contact Shonda McDaniel firstname.lastname@example.org
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;
- Contact our clinical trial team to see what we are currently involved in
- Join Washington University’s Research Participant Registry and be matched to ongoing studies
- Check out ClinicalTrials.gov – this is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world
Ongoing Clinical trials
Please contact our clinical trials team if you are interested in participating in any of these trials. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and is subject to change.
- CHAMP Study– James Hoekel OD – to determine if the study eye drop can slow the progression of myopia in children.
- TEPEZZA (HZNP-TED-403) study – Steven Couch MD – to investigate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of TEPEZZA in participants with chronic (inactive) TED (Thyroid Eye Disease)
- TEPEZZA (HZNP-TED-402) study – Steven Couch MD – to evaluate the safety and tolerability of different dosing durations of TEPEZZA.
- TEPEZZA (HZNP-TED-103) study – Steven Couch MD – to evaluate the safety and tolerability of a single subcutaneous dose of TEPEZZA
- Dextenza CLN-0050 Study – Lawrence Tychsen MD – a study assessing the safety and efficacy of Dextenza for the treatment of ocular pain and inflammation following surgery for pediatric cataract.
- ShORe (OPT-302) study – Kisha Piggott MD, PhD – to evaluate the efficiacy and safety of intravitreal OPT-302 in combination with Ranibizumab, compared to Ranibizumab alone in partipants with nAMD
- ATS22 – Margaret Reynolds MD PhD – A randomized trial to evaluate sequential vs simultaneous spectacles plus patching
- ADVISE study – Lynn Hassman MD, PhD – Multicenter randomized parallel-treatment, comparitive effectiveness trial comparing Adalimumab vs. conventional immunosuppression for uveitis