Value of Research
The Clinical Research Center of Wheaton Eye Clinic (CRC-WEC) enjoys all the advantages of being affiliated with the largest private ophthalmology clinic in Illinois. Located in the Chicago suburbs, the 65-year-old Wheaton Eye Clinic provides care in all 12 ophthalmic subspecialties to more than 125,000 patients each year.
CRC-WEC Clinical Research Experience
For the past 20 years, investigators and staff at Wheaton Eye Clinic have conducted trials in Phases II-IV. Believing strongly that training and education are the best way to ensure ethical, high quality and efficient clinical research trials, all research physicians, ophthalmic technicians, coordinators and staff are trained in GCP and compliance with federal research regulations and guidelines.
Kristen Andrews, the Clinical Research Manager of the Clinical Research Center of Wheaton Eye Clinic, is certified through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.
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CRC-WEC strives to consistently meet or exceed enrollment targets and capture accurate, high quality data while maintaining superior standards of care in accordance with FDA regulations and ICH/GCP guidelines.
- Central IRB capability
- Expedited budget and contract review
- Searchable patient database of over 300,000 research naïve patients
- 24 board-certified ophthalmologists, 6 optometrists
- Affiliation with the DuPage Eye Surgery Center, located on campus
- Research interest and capability in all ophthalmic sub-specialties
- CLIA waiver lab with centrifuge and -20ºC Freezer
- Lasers: Krypton, Aragon, Diode, SLT, PASCAL, YAG
- Indocyanine green angiography (ICG) system
- Fluorescein angiography system
- Visual perimetry testing (Humphrey and Goldman)
- Fundus and anterior segment photography laboratory
- Cryopexy equipment
- Ocular Photodynamic Therapy (PDT, Visudyne)
- Ultrasound (diagnostic A-Scan and B-Scan units)
- Keratometry (K readings)
- OCT (OCT III and Spectralis)
- Contrast sensitivity testing, brightness acuity testing, and color vision testing equipment
- Haag-Streit slit lamp