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 20 years! 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

DIAGNOSISSTUDY NAMELOCATIONSENROLLING
Diabetic Macular EdemaGLIMMERKnoxvilleYes
Diabetic RetinopathyCANBERRAChattanoogaYes
Diabetic RetinopathyCONDORKnoxvilleYes
Diabetic RetinopathyFOCUSChattanoogaYes
Diabetic Retinopathy (NPDR)PAVILIONKnoxvilleYes
Diabetic Retinopathy (NPDR)DRCR AFKnoxvilleYes
Geographic AtrophyGALLEGOChattanoogaYes
Macular Telangiectasia Type IINHORKnoxvilleYes
Retinal Vein OcclusionBEACONKnoxvilleYes

ONGOING / NOT ENROLLING TRIALS

DIAGNOSISSTUDY NAMELOCATIONSENROLLING
Diabetic Macular EdemaRHINEChattanoogaNo
Diabetic Macular EdemaKINGFISHERChattanoogaNo
Diabetic Macular EdemaRHONE-XChattanoogaNo
Diabetic Macular EdemaPHOTONKnoxville / ChattanoogaNo
Diabetic RetinopathyDRCR-WKnoxville / ChattanoogaNo
Macular Telangiectasia Type IINTMT-03-AKnoxvilleNo
Wet Macular DegenerationKSI-CL-102KnoxvilleNo
Wet Macular DegenerationLUCERNEChattanoogaNo
Geographic AtrophyGATHER2Knoxville / Tri-CitiesNo
Geographic AtrophyCATALINAKnoxvilleNo

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.

Chattanooga

Steve McBee:  423-756-1002

Knoxville

Kristina Oliver:  865-588-0811

Tri-Cities

Sarah Oelrich:  423-578-4364