The clinical program is centrally managed by the Office of the Clinical Director which consists of a state-of-the-art outpatient facility and a multidisciplinary team of ophthalmic physicians, ophthalmic imagers, ophthalmic technicians, and clinical research coordinators, all highly skilled and trained to support clinical research. The Office of the Clinical Director continues to provide core clinical research service support to National Eye Institute investigator during all phases of the clinical research protocol approvals process from concept to approval by the CNS-IRB and until completion. This supports includes;diagnostic, statistical, protocol design, coordinating, regulatory, management, and clinical facilites that enable NEI clinical investigators to focus their time and resourses on developing and conducting inovative and high risk clinical research. This support covered, on average, 40 plus active protocols. A complete description of NEI's intramural scientific portfolio can be found at Specific NEI clinical trials being conducted at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland can be found at and include among others: imaging/diagnostic, diabetic macular edema, cataract, and vision motor disorders;nutritional, pharmacologic, and/or gene therapies for retinal vascular and genetically-inherited ocular diseases;and laser approaches and supplemental methodologies for neovascularization in age-related macular degeneration. In addition the Office of the Clinical Director provides ophthalmic consult services to the NIH community. These consultations provide an interesting mix of rare pathologies such as: neurocysticercosis (NIAID), metastatic melanoma-a disease with autoimmune ocular inflammation (NCI), graft versus host disease with ocular involvement (NHLBI), and Wegener's granulomatosis (NIAID) which has fosterd longterm collaborations and has lead to clinical trials and additional investigations.

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