Research & Trials

CRMD’s research program is one of the largest in the country for a community-based practice and rivals those of some of the largest academic medical centers.

A clinical study involves research using human volunteers (also called participants) that is intended to add to medical knowledge. Clinical trials used in drug development are sometimes described by phase. These phases are defined By the Food and Drug Administration – each phase is designed to answer a separate research question.

  • Phase I: Researchers test a new drug or treatment in a small group of people for the first time to evaluate its safety, determine a safe dosage range, and identify side effects.
  • Phase II: The drug or treatment is given to a larger group of people to see if it is effective and to further evaluate its safety.
  • Phase III: The drug or treatment is given to large groups of people to confirm its effectiveness, monitor side effects, compare it to commonly used treatments, and collect information that will allow the drug or treatment to be used safely.
  • Phase IV: Studies are done after the drug or treatment has been marketed to gather information on the drug’s effect in various populations and any side effects associated with long-term use.


Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Xbrane XBR-1001 – Phase 3, double-blind, parallel group, multicenter study to compare the efficacy and safety of Xlucane versus Lucentis® in patients with Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Identifier: NCT03805100

Outlook Therapeutics ONS-5010-00 – A Clinical Effectiveness, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-masked, Controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety of ONS-5010 in Subjects With Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization (CNV) Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration. Identifier: NCT03834753

Amgen – Phase 3, double-masked, randomized study of ABP 938 Efficacy and Safety Compared to Aflibercept (Eylea) in Subjects with Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration. Identifier: NCT04270747

Geographic Atrophy

Stealth Spiam – A Phase 2 Randomized, Double-Masked, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety, Efficacy and Pharmacokinetics of Elamipretide in Patients With Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Identifier: NCT03891875

Apellis Pharmaceuticals – A Phase III, Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Masked, Sham Controlled Study to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Intravitreal APL-2 Therapy With Sham Injections in Patients With Geographic Atrophy (GA) Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Identifier: NCT03525613

Ionis Pharmaceuticals – A Phase 2, Randomized Placebo-Controlled, Double-Masked Study to Assess Safety and Efficacy of Multiple Doses of IONIS-FB-LRx, an Antisense Inhibitor of Complement Factor B, in Patients With Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Identifier: NCT03815825

Alkeus SAGA – A Phase 2/3 Multicenter, Randomized, Double-masked, Parallel-group, Placebo-controlled Study to Investigate the Safety, Pharmacokinetics, Tolerability, and Efficacy of ALK-001 in Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Age-related Macular Degeneration. Identifier: NCT03845582

Boehringer Ingelheim – The main objective is to investigate ocular and systemic safety and tolerability as well as pharmacokinetics of single intravitreal administration of BI 754132. Identifier: NCT04002310

Diabetic Macular Edema

Mylan – A Multi Center, Randomized, Double-Masked, Active-Controlled, Comparative Clinical Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of MYL-1701P and Eylea® in Subjects With Diabetic Macular Edema. Identifier: NCT03610646


Opthea – A Dose-Ranging Study of Intravitreal OPT-302 in Combination With Ranibizumab, Compared With Ranibizumab Alone, in Participants With Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration (Wet AMD) (Phase 2). Identifier: NCT03345082

Kalvista – A randomized sham-controlled double-masked phase 2a study of the efficacy, safety and tolerability of the intravitreal plasma kallikrein inhibitor, KVD001, in subjects with center-involving diabetic macular edema who have had prior anti-vascular endothelial growth factor treatment. identifier: NCT03466099

Aldeyra ADX-102 – A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-masked, Vehicle-controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of ADX-102 Ophthalmic Solution in Subjects With Non-infectious Anterior-uveitis. Identifier: NCT03131154

Opthotech 2003 – A Phase 2/3 Randomized, Double-Masked, Controlled Trial to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Intravitreous Administration of Zimura® (Anti-C5 Aptamer) in Subjects With Geographic Atrophy Secondary to Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration Identifier: NCT02686658

Chengdu Panda – The purpose of this clinical study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of two different levels of conbercept intravitreal (IVT) injection as compared to the approved vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonist active control, aflibercept intravitreal injection (2.0 mg/eye, Eylea®), in subjects with neovascular AMD. (Phase 3) Identifier: NCT03577899

Aerie Pharmaceuticals – This study will evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of AR-1105 (dexamethasone implant) for the treatment of macular edema (ME) due to retinal vein occlusion (RVO). A more durable intravitreal implant containing a low dose of dexamethasone may result in less frequent retreatments, and potentially lower the incidence of steroid-related side effects without compromising efficacy. (Phase 2) Identifier: NCT03739593

ThromboGenics/Oxurion Pharmaceuticals – A Phase 1, Open-label, Multicenter, Dose Escalation Study to Evaluate the Safety of a Single Intravitreal Injection of THR-687 for the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) Identifier: NCT03739593

Graybug GBV-102-002 – Phase 2b, multicenter, visual examiner-masked, randomized active-controlled, parallel-arm design study to evaluate the safety and duration of repeated Intravitreal injections of 3 dose levels of GB 102 compared with Aflibercept. Identifier: NCT03953079

Kingfisher – A 12-Month, 2-Arm, Randomized, Double-Masked, Multicenter Phase III Study Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Brolucizumab vs. Aflibercept in Patients With Visual Impairment Due to Diabetic Macular Edema. Identifier: NCT03917472
Research & Trials