A Prospective Case-crossover Study to Evaluate the Possible Association Between the Use of PDE5 Inhibitors and the Risk of Acute Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION)
Aims: The purpose of this study is to investigate the possibility of an association between NAION and the use of PDE5 inhibitors for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction (including Cialis ®, Viagra ®, Revatio ® and Levitra ®).
Diagnosis: Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Patients do not need to have taken any PDE5 inhibitors to participate.
Principal Investigator: Troy Close, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH10-345
Sponsor: Eli Lilly, Inc.
Contact: Interested patients may contact Mira Shiloach at 847.657.1750, mshiloach@northshore.org
Open to Enrollment: Yes

Treatment for Central-Involved Diabetic Macular Edema in Eyes with Very Good Visual Acuity
Aims: This study is being done to find out the best treatment for swelling in the central part of the retina in patients with diabetes. The treatments being studied include an injection of medicine into the eye, a laser eye treatment, and watching the eye to see if vision gets worse and then treating with an injection.
Diagnosis: Diabetic Macular Edema
Principal Investigator: Manvi Maker, MD
IRB Approval Number: EH14-187
Sponsor: Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network
Contact: Interested patients may contact Mira Shiloach at 847.657.1750, mshiloach@northshore.org
Open to Enrollment:  Yes

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