Retinal Research Center
Always at the forefront of innovation and offering the extended Four Corners community the best sight-saving therapies available today, Southwest Eye Consultants established a research facility at our Durango, Colorado office in the fall of 2018.
We believe that participation in clinical trials is essential to the development of new medical therapies, as these efforts have already revolutionized the way we treat wet macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion , and diabetic macular edema.
Yet despite these advances, many patients continue to cope with vision-threatening retinal disorders for which there are no current treatments. Our Retinal Research Center provides these patients with the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and the chance to explore groundbreaking therapies years before they become commercially available.
Past clinical trials conducted at the Southwest Retinal Research Center have included:
- A Phase III study to evaluate the port delivery system (PDS) implant with ranibizumab compared with monthly ranibizumab injections in participants with wet age-related macular degeneration (Archway)
- Appellis study to evaluate the safety of intravitreal APL-2 diagnosed with geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- Graybug clinical trial
The clinical trials we are involved with are typically in the later stages of research, focused on testing the efficacy of medications or devices that have been proven to be safe. If you have a patient you think would benefit from participating in a clinical trial, we would be happy to discuss this with you.
At Southwest Eye Consultants, our entire staff has a passion for scientific inquiry and discovery. We recognize that we stand on the shoulders of thousands of scientists and clinicians who have brought to light the medical understanding and therapies now employed, and we are honored to continue that quest, and to do our part in its progress.
To learn more about our research team or enroll a patient in one of our clinical research trials, please contact our office at (970) 828-2200.