We conduct ophthalmic research studies for pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Areas of research include glaucoma/ocular hypertension, adenoviral, bacterial, and allergic conjunctivitis, blepharitis, keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye), meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) , myopia control, presbyopia, astigmatism, and devices such as contact lenses.
Our research population includes rural, urban and suburban patients ranging from infants to the elderly. The greater Raleigh area also offers a diverse ethnic population. We recognize the success of every clinical trial hinges on the success of the recruiting strategies for identifying qualified and compliant patients. We have access to thousands of patient records allowing rapid retrieval of patient data based on diagnosis or other inclusion/exclusion criteria. We also have a referral network of optometrist and ophthalmologists, as well as sub- investigators who refer qualified patients.
Lisa Faison, MPH, Sr. Clinical Research Associate, Lexitas Pharmaceuticals:
“I am a senior clinical research associate with over 15 years of monitoring experience. For the last year, I have had the pleasure to work as a monitor for Oculus Research on a dry eye study. In working with the site, they have shown excellent documentation practices, adherence to the protocol and timely responses to all inquiries. The site staff are well trained and very organized. In addition, Dr. Aune has shown her direct oversight of the study with her progress notes and personally conducting most of the study assessments. The site exceeded their enrollment goal and provided the study with quality subjects and data. I highly recommend the Oculus Research group for future ophthalmology research studies.”