We’re recruiting for a clinical trial investigating a potential new eyedrop for the treatment of pterygium (this is a wedge-shaped growth that extends onto the cornea of the eye).


Who can take part?

• Adults aged 18 years and over

• Have a diagnosis of pterygium

• Are in good general health

What is involved?

• After an initial screening visit, eligible participants will be randomised to receive either one of two different dose strengths of the study eyedrop or a placebo, this means there is a 3 in 4 chance of receiving the study drug.

• The study is being conducted at Southern Eye Specialists in Christchurch and will require 12 study visits over 24-months.

• Participants may have the opportunity to switch to the higher dose strength at the 18-month visit.

• The treatment and study-related care will be provided at no cost. Participants will be reimbursed for reasonable transport costs to attend study visits.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about this study, please contact:

• Marie Taylor via email research@southerneye.co.nz

• Phone (03) 355 6397


ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT05456425

Approved by the NZ Health & Disability Ethics on 21 May 2024 [Ref: 2023 FULL 18325]