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Glaucoma clinical trials at UCSD
4 in progress, 2 open to new patients

  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Reference Data Collection Study (S-2015-1)

    open to eligible people ages 18-90

    This prospective, single-arm clinical multicenter study intends to measure normal structural parameters of the optic nerve head, the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer, and the macula using the Heidelberg Spectralis OCT device. This study is conducted in African-American descent volunteers. The main goal of the study is to provide the range of these structural parameters in normal eyes.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Reference Data Collection Study (S-2015-3)

    open to eligible people ages 18-90

    This prospective, single-arm clinical multicenter study intends to measure normal structural parameters of the optic nerve head, the peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer, and the macula using the Heidelberg Spectralis OCT device. This study is conducted in Hispanic descent volunteers. The main goal of the study is to provide the range of these structural parameters in normal eyes. The study will include at least 240 normal volunteers.

    La Jolla, California and other locations

  • Effects of a Single Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) on Intraocular Pressure (IOP) Reduction

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases, which in most cases produce increased pressure within the eye (intraocular pressure or IOP). Over time, the elevated IOP causes damage to the optic nerve, which can then lead to visual loss and if unchecked, to complete blindness over the course of years. OMT has been shown to affect cranial structure physiology including the possibility of lowering IOP by improving the drainage of intraocular fluid. This randomized study is designed to obtain data to evaluate the effect of OMT on IOP lowering and, if supportive, provide preliminary data for larger clinical trials.

    La Jolla, California

  • The AGS Second Aqueous Shunt Implant vs. Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation Treatment Study (ASSISTS)

    Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only

    Outcomes of subjects with uncontrolled glaucoma with a single existing aqueous tube shunt implant undergoing a second aqueous shunt to transscleral diode laser cyclophotocoagulation.

    La Jolla, California and other locations