Clinical trials are research studies performed with human subjects to test and evaluate the effectiveness and safety of new medications, medical devices or specific procedures and treatments. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires clinical trials before it approves any new medication for physicians to prescribe to patients.
The Eye Institute has over 25 years of clinical research experience. We are dedicated and involved in clinical trials because we know they improve eye health for patients worldwide. Our patients can benefit from many advanced treatments before they are generally available to the public.
People who participate in clinical trials receive several important benefits. They play an active role in their own health care and gain access to new research treatments and contribute to medical research. Some trials may offer additional benefits such as diagnostic testing, study medication and physician care at no charge, as well as compensation for time and travel expenses.
Research studies conducted at The Eye Institute are open to the general public, however; all clinical trials have guidelines regarding who can participate based on diagnosis and several other factors.
If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, please contact our office at 918-747-3937 to learn more.