There are more than 200 clinical trials currently being conducted at the Duke Eye Center. The Ophthalmology Clinical Research Unit (CRU) oversees clinical research activities in various subspecialties including cornea, glaucoma, oculoplastics, retina, pediatric ophthalmology, and neuro-ophthalmology. Clinical trials allow us to translate science into new therapies for our patients. Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research.
To learn more about clinical trials from the US National Institutes of Health.
The Duke Eye Center Clinical Research Unit within the Department of Ophthalmology seeks to identify ways to preserve and restore the sight of present and future generations by organizing skilled faculty and staff to undertake clinical research studies. The CRU oversees all research projects within the Duke Eye Center for compliance with federal, state, local, and institutional policies and procedures and serve as a resource for those wishing to undertake a research project.