Research

Research
The IMO is at the forefront of research into the latest developments and contributes to the main clinical trials of the day as a member of the EVICR (European Vision Institute Clinical Research Network). The IMO’s leadership and innovative approach are also reflected in a unique and pioneering commitment to translational research, in which ophthalmologists and geneticists work side by side to advance faster in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hereditary eye diseases.

Research in IMO

The IMO is at the forefront of research into the latest developments and contributes to the main clinical trials of the day as a member of the EVICR (European Vision Institute Clinical Research Network). The IMO’s leadership and innovative approach are also reflected in a unique and pioneering commitment to translational research, in which ophthalmologists and geneticists work side by side to advance faster in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hereditary eye diseases.

Ongoing projects

In the field of clinical research, the objective of projects currently under development is not only to improve the prognosis of patients with certain diseases, but also to offer, for the first time, an effective solution to diseases that are currently untreatable. This is also the ultimate goal of genetic studies, whose aim is to provide in-depth analysis of already known genes and identify new genes related to retinal dystrophies.
Investigación básica

Comprehensive analysis of the ABCA4 gene: characterisation of new pathogenic variants

The vast majority of patients with Stargardt disease, as well as half of recessive cone and rod dystrophy cases, have ABCA4 gene mutations.

Investigación clínica

Helix

A double-masekd study of SYL1001 in patients with moderate to dry eye disease (DED)

Investigación clínica

Iris II

Compensation for blindness with the Intelligent Retinal Implant System (IRIS V2) in patients with retinal dystrophy.

Project history

The ophthalmologists, optometrists and nurses who specialise in ocular photography at the IMO carry out several multicentre clinical trials a year, of which the IMO is often the coordinator or main leading centre in Spain. These trials join the pioneering projects carried out by the genetics laboratory.
Investigación clínica

ATLANTIC

Estudio fase IV, aleatorizado, doble ciego, con control simulado para el análisis de la eficacia, seguridad y tolerabilidad de la monoterapia intrevitrea de aflibercept en comparación con aflibercept y terapia fotodinámica concomitante en pacientes con vasculopatia coroidea polipodal.