What are the benefits of participating in a clinical trial?
Patients partake in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. These include the potential to benefit from a new drug or treatment procedure, improved management of symptoms and the opportunity to contribute to the future advancement of care for others.
We engage in clinical trials that we feel will best advance the health needs of our patients, with special interest in those striving to impact leading causes of blindness:
Clinical trials are conducted in a series of steps, called phases - each phase is designed to answer a separate research question.
Clinical trials provide patients either a promising new treatment or the best available conventional treatment. While there is no guarantee that any treatment will be successful, clinical trials have been proven to offer some of the most advanced retinal treatments available today.
To learn if you are a good candidate for an on-going clinical trial, speak with your Retina Specialty Institute physician at your next appointment or contact the Retina Specialty Institute office near you by calling 1-855-5RETINA.
To learn more about clinical trials, please visit http://www.clinicaltrials.gov.
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