Illinois Eye Center doctors are proud to be involved in clinical research studies. Our mission is to advance the science of medicine. Our dedicated medical professionals respect our research participants and pride themselves on providing accurate information. We have participated in many studies over the years and are currently enrolling patients in studies. We are proud to partner with sponsor companies to lead the way in the future of medicine. All patients who participate in clinical trials are compensated for their time and travel.
What is a Clinical Trial?
The purpose of clinical trials is to give medical knowledge and research to help treat, diagnose, and possibly prevent a condition. Clinical research involves using human volunteers, and each clinical trial has a list of inclusion and exclusion criteria. Our providers will perform a history and exam to determine if you are a candidate for one of our clinical trials.
Open and Enrolling Trials:
Illinois Eye Center Research- Past Trial Participation:
LEED- Open Angle Glaucoma/Ocular Hypertension, Intraocular Pressure Topical Medication Comparison, Dr. Rhode; 2001
XOHT- Ocular Hypertension, Safety and Efficacy of a Topical Medicated Solution, Dr. Rhode; 2003
FOVISTA- Subfoveal Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Dr. Han & Dr. P Lagouros; 2015
QRK207- Acute Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy, Intravitreal Medication Injection, Dr. Han & Dr. P Lagouros; 2016
ACACIA- Diabetic Macular Edema, Safety and Efficacy of AbiCipar, Dr. Han & Dr. P Lagouros; 2017
ISTENT- Glaucoma, Intraocular Implant vs Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, Dr. Rhode & Dr. E Lagouros; 2018
IDOSE- Glaucoma, Intraocular Medicated Implant vs Topical Medicated Solution, Dr. Rhode, Dr. E Lagouros; 2018
XEN-45- Glaucoma, Gel Intraocular Stent vs Trabeculectomy Procedure, Dr. Rhode & Dr. E Lagouros; 2018
CHAMP- Childhood Myopia Progression, Dr. Pike & Dr. E Lagouros; 2019
GATHER 2- Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Intravitreal Medication Injection, Dr. Han; Dr. Eyler; 2020
NICOX–470 – Glaucoma, Intraocular Pressure Topical Medication Comparison, Dr. Rhode, Dr. E Lagouros; 2021
UBX1325 – Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Intravitreal Medication Injection , Dr. Han; Dr. Eyler; 2023