Clinical Research

The retina specialists of Southeastern Retina Associates place a high priority on our commitment to the advancement of medical research. Our physicians continue to be in the forefront with their clinical research participation and in the development of major innovations in retina care.

Southeastern Retina Associates is proud of its participation in research studies demonstrating the highest professional standards and exemplary clinical practice. SERA physicians have been leading clinical trials for more than 15 years! Almost 500 SERA patients have taken part in the research trials. Patient participation in trials is voluntary, and has allowed the latest treatments to become available to all patients who need treatment for advanced eye diseases.

Southeastern Retina participates in several clinical trials that are investigating new forms of treatment for macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and a variety of other retinal conditions.

Below, are descriptions of clinical trials in which we are currently participating or have recently participated at Southeastern Retina Associates’ three East Tennessee main locations. More information on clinical trials is available at clinicaltrials.gov.

Currently Enrolling Clinical Trials

Study Name
Condition
Locations
Enrolling?
DRCR AC
Diabetic Macular Edema
Knoxville
Yes
DRCR AD
Ancillary to PROMINENT study
Knoxville | Chattanooga
Yes
DRCR AG
Vitreomacular Traction
Knoxville | Chattanooga
Yes
DRCR AH
Macular Hole
Chattanooga
Yes
DRCR Genetics
Ancillary to DRCR study
Knoxville | Chattanooga
Yes
NTMT-03-A
Macular Telangiectasia Type II
Knoxville
Yes
NHOR Registry
Macular Telangiectasia Type II
Knoxville
Yes
RHINE
Diabetic Macular Edema
Knoxville | Chattanooga
Yes

 

Ongoing/Not Enrolling Clinical Trials

Study Name
Condition
Locations
Enrolling?
DRCR AA
Diabetic Retinopathy
Knoxville
No
DRCR AB
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Knoxville | Chattanooga
No
DRCR W
Diabetic Retinopathy
Knoxville | Chattanooga
No
PANORAMA
Diabetic Retinopathy
Chattanooga
No
Score2 LTF
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Knoxville
No

To ask about trials currently enrolling and the requirements to take part, patients or referring physicians may call any of SERA’s Clinical Trials Coordinators listed below.

Knoxville
Kristina Oliver or Steve Morris
865.588.0811

Chattanooga
Steve McBee  423.756.1002

Tri-Cities
Steve Morris 865.588.0811