Clinical Trials at OHSU Casey Eye Institute

Clinical trials help advance vision research and provides hope for treating eye diseases. Discover the latest in clinical trials at OHSU Casey Eye Institute. 

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trials are research studies to learn if a new medication or treatment is safe and effective. They usually are conducted in phases over the course of many years before it is approved for use in the general population.  

Taking part in a clinical trial can be a very gratifying experience. By participating in this research, you help further the development of new treatments that may benefit you and future generations. 

Being part of a gene therapy study requires a commitment of time. You will be asked to come to Casey Eye Institute for regularly scheduled medical appointments during a specific time period. You also will need to complete a number of consent forms.

Find a clinical trial

We offer many clinical trials in all aspects of vision and eye disease to try and learn more about possible treatments for blinding eye conditions. Many of our trials are multi-center studies, and they are often supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute (NEI), foundation, donors, and commercial organizations. is a website managed by the National Library of Medicine. It is updated daily to provide you with the latest information about ongoing and completed clinical trials. For questions about a specific study, please contact the study research staff listed in the ‘Contacts and Locations’ section of the study record.