The Retina Institute participates in numerous national studies recognizing that medical research lies at the core of clinical advancements.These studies are used to assist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of various retinal diseases.Clinical trials help establish if new treatments, new drugs, or new surgical procedures are safe and effective.
Participation in a clinical trial is an important decision and should be discussed with a physician.Enrollment in a study possibly means receiving the newest management and care for a disease or illness.Participants often join to help others with the same condition by assisting researchers in their efforts to find better treatments.These trials offer future hope for many people with sight-threatening conditions.
Clinical trials in the U.S. must follow strict protocol and be registered with The National Institute of Health (NIH).A listing of these studies can be found in the clinicaltrials.gov database.
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