Clinical Trials Unit

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This unit is run by Mr Sean Neville, RCN. The unit has its own clinical facilities including a photography room, a clinical examination room and a patient waiting area. The unit has considerable experience in running trials and its photographers are accredited both by Fundus Photograph Reading Center, UW-Madison, Ophthalmology and the Wilmer Photograph Reading Center (Wilmer Eye Institute Macular Degeneration Center)

Fax & Telephone: 01224 551150

Pioneering work has been carried out in age-related macular degeneration leading to the worldwide introduction of the first successful treatment that preserves vision in this condition (Visudyne - Wet AMD treatment using Verteporfin)

Photodynamic Therapy of Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization in Age-related Macular Degeneration With Verteporfin: One-Year Results of 2 Randomized Clinical Trials--TAP Report 1

Photodynamic Therapy of Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascularization in Age-Related Macular Degeneration With Verteporfin: Two-Year Results of 2 Randomized Clinical Trials--TAP Report 2

The first patient in the UK to be treated with photodynamic therapy for age-related macular degeneration was treated in Aberdeen on 4th March 1997.

1n 2001 this treatment was made available on the NHS for patients in Grampian.