Doctors are always looking for ways that they can improve the lives and health of their patients, including research studies. Below are details of a study currently looking for volunteers.  Please use the contact details at the end of the page for more information.


The Treatment of Advanced Glaucoma Study (TAGS) is a multicentre randomised controlled trial comparing primary medical treatment with primary trabeculectomy for people with newly diagnosed advanced glaucoma

What is the aim of the study?

The primary objective of this trial, which takes place at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, is to compare primary medical treatment with primary augmented trabeculectomy (glaucoma surgery) for patients presenting with advanced glaucoma

Further information on this study can be found on the TAGS study website.

How can I get involved?

Please contact Monika Cien, Senior Research Practitioner monika.cien@cmft.nhs.uk /+44(0) 161 701 7692 or +44(0) 161 701 1765 at the Royal Manchester Eye Hospital for more information.

The study will close to recruitment in May 2017