Bolton researchers recruit first UK participant

The National Institute for Health Research have congratulated researchers at the Trust who have again recruited the first UK patient to an ophthalmology study.

Staff in the Eye Unit had a meeting about the study in the morning and had already recruited a patient to take part by the afternoon. All patients invited to take part in research studies are fully informed about the background and purpose of the study and are provided with patient information and consent forms.

The study’s main researchers are Mr Simon Kelly and Mr Evangelos Sioras, research nurses Emma McKenna and Eriane Mercado, and research assistant Wendy Dawson. It is trialling the use of aflibercept (Eylea) in patients with neovascular (wet) age related macular degeneration (WAMD) over a two year period.

To read further information please visit the National Institute for Health Research website.

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