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Neovascular Glaucoma Study
Use of Intravitreal Aflibercept for Neovascular Glaucoma - Malik Kahook, MD.

Eye Pressure Measurement Study
Tolerability and Functionality of a Wireless 24 Hour Ocular Telemetry Sensor in African-American Glaucoma Patients - Leonard Seibold, MD.

Trabeculectomy Study
Occlusion Prevention for Trabeculectomy Procedures Using Combination Ranibizumab and Mitomycin C (MMC) During Surgery (OCTOPUS STUDY) - Malik Y Kahook, MD.

Effect of Topical Steroid Drops on Blood Glucose
Effects and comparison of commonly used regimen of Prednisolone acetate 1% ophthalmic drops on blood glucose levels in non-diabetic and diabetic subjects - Mina Pantcheva, MD.

Glaucoma and cataract surgery (Glaukos)
Post-approval study of the Glaukos iStent Trabecular Micro-bypass Stent System in conjunction with cataract surgery - Leonard Seibold, MD.


Radiation & Choroidal Melanoma
A prospective pilot study of surgical radiation shielding with vitrectomy and silicone oil tamponade, for the prevention of radiation-induced ocular injury in the treatment of choroidal melanoma with radioactive Iodine-125 plaque brachytherapy - Scott Oliver, MD.

Wet Macular Degeneration (Ophthotech)
Intravitreous administration of Fovista (anti PDGF-B) administered in combination with Lucentis compared to Lucentis monotherapy in patients with subfoveal neovascular age-related macular degeneration - Naresh Mandava, MD.


Tears and Eyelid Surgery Study
Changes in Tear Film Osmolarity After Eyelid Surgery - Eric Hink, MD.

Thyroid Eye Disease (RiverVision)
Placebo-controlled study of an insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) antagonist antibody administered every 3 weeks by intravenous infusion in patients suffering from active thyroid eye disease - Eric Hink, MD.


Acute Optic Neuritis
Neuroprotection with ACTH for acute optic neuritis with onset of symptoms within 12 days of current episode - Jeffrey Bennett, MD, PhD. Study coordinator: Ruth Johnson 303-724-7885

Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION)
Assess safety and tolerability of investigational product QPI-1007 via intravitreal injections and determine effect on visual functioning in subjects with recent onset (within 14 days) of NAION - Jeffrey Bennett, MD, PhD. Study coordinator: Ruth Johnson 303-724-7885. Identifier: NCT02341560


Glaucoma eye drop (Bausch & Lomb)
Comparison of safety and efficacy of latanoprostene bunod ophthalmic solution with timolol maleate ophthalmic solution for open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension - Leonard Seibold, MD.

Glaucoma eye drop (Allergan)
Evaluation of Bimatoprost 0.01% and Bimatoprost 0.03% in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension - Malik Kahook, MD.

Cornea/External Disease:

Dry eyes (R-Tech Ueno)
​Placebo-controlled study of recombinant human serum albumin (rHSA) for treatment of severe dry eye - Richard Davidson, MD.

Participant Information:

We appreciate your interest in Clinical Research at the University of Colorado, Department of Ophthalmology.   If you are interested in any of our Currently Enrolling studies, please contact Mary Preston at 720-848-2035.   

All clinical research is reviewed by an Institutional Review Board.  Colorado Multiple Institutional Review Board (COMIRB) is an excellent resource for information about participating in clinical trials.  Please visit their web site:


Other Resources:

Department of Ophthalmology
University of Colorado Denver
Anschutz Medical Campus
1675 Aurora Court, Mail Stop F-731
Aurora, CO  80045

Phone: (720) 848-2035
Fax: (720) 848-4670



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