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"Macula Research Group - Clinical Trials Unit"

About: Sydney / Sydney Eye Hospital

(as the patient),

I started 2021 with the clinical trial for Wet AMD. The first time I came I was terrified of injections. But when I met the MRG team they instantly made me feel so comfortable and was happy with the service and care. Then I was offered to participate in the extension part of the trial which was another year and I immediately thought 'why not?!' I was so happy with the whole teams service and was so happy on how kind everyone was at every visit. It felt like family and 'home'. I would highly recommend anyone that is interested to participate in the clinical trials. I am very happy with the new treatment that helped improve my eye sight.

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Response from Natalie Maier, Director of Nursing and Support Services, Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital 2 weeks ago
Natalie Maier
Director of Nursing and Support Services,
Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital

Senior Manager

Submitted on 2/04/2024 at 12:03 PM
Published on Care Opinion at 1:11 PM

Dear beidcg37,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital. We are very fortunate to have such dedicated staff who strive to improve our communities' vision and eye health.

I would like to express our gratitude on behalf of the hospital for the kind words for the team involved in your care.

Warm Regards,


Director of Nursing and Support Services

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Response from Sydney and Sydney Eye Hospital 2 weeks ago
Submitted on 2/04/2024 at 2:07 PM
Published on Care Opinion at 3:10 PM

Dear beidcg37

Thank you very much on your very positive assessment of the MRG CRU. We are particularly proud of the research team. Introducing new treatments on the same day that people are told they have a potentially blinding disease is a delicate process. But our patients can have excellent outcomes through the clinical trials unit if this is done well. We are fortunate in having such sensitive and experienced staff.

The most rewarding experience for our team, is hearing from you that the treatment has improved your eyesight.

Kind regards

Dr Pauline Rumma

Director of Clinical Services

Prof Mark Gillies

Save Sight Institute

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