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BOULEVARD Study Recruitment Begins

VRMNY is recruiting patients for the BOULEVARD study, a Phase II clinical trial for newly diagnosed diabetic macular edema (DME). Patients will be randomized to receive standard anti-VEGF Lucentis injections or a new drug that combines anti-VEGF and anti-Ang2.

Ang2 is another factor that promotes new abnormal blood vessel formation. This 7-month study will help determine if this new combination drug better preserves the vision of patients with DME. Treatments will be provided free of charge.

For more information or to see if you qualify for the study, contact our research department at research@vrmny.com or (212) 452-6965.  You may also visit the BOULEVARD Clinical Trials website.

optometrist, eye doctor, vitreous retina macula consultants of new york

MAKO Clinical Trial Begins Recruitment

Our practice has started recruiting for the MAKO clinical trial, a phase III study for newly diagnosed wet age-related macular degeneration patients. Patients will receive compensated anti-VEGF Lucentis injections with a twice-a-day squalamine eye drop.
 
MAKO is a 2 year study testing the safety and efficacy of the squalamine eye drop. This study will determine whether the drop provides an added benefit to standard anti-VEGF therapy.  Squalamine is an anti-angiogenic drug that works against abnormal neovascularization by inhibiting vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), and basic fibroblast growth factor (BFGF).  This study is sponsored by Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc.
 
For more information or to see if you qualify for the study, contact our research department at research@vrmny.com or (212) 452-6965.  You may also visit the MAKO Clinical Trials website.