What is a clinical trial?
A clinical trial is a controlled study of a medication, technology or technique that
shows promise for treating or preventing disease. Before the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) approves a treatment for widespread use, it must progress
through three stages of clinical trials. By participating in these trials, we’re able to test
exciting new therapies that can potentially improve the lives of our patients.
Why should I sign up for a clinical trial?
Although ophthalmology possesses some truly amazing technology and techniques
to improve vision and eye health, we still have a lot to learn. Many of today’s most
complicated eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, wet
or dry age-related macular degeneration, and uveitis, still lack effective treatments. If
you have one of these diseases, we may suggest that you sign up for a clinical trial in
order to access medications and techniques from the true forefront of eyecare.
What will participation be like?
After you’ve been accepted to a trial, you’ll come in for regular progress evaluations.
We’ll typically run a few tests to maintain a complete picture of your health
throughout the trial, at no cost to you. While the exact testing we do will vary, your
progress checks could include:
• Vision exam
• Eye imaging
• Lab work
• Eye doctor exam
Participants of MCOA clinical research will have the newest treatments available to treat related eye problems. We have an expert team comprised of knowledgeable doctors and staff, who will follow you through the trial process. Many of today’s complex eye diseases are genetic and do not yet have effective treatments. Our research is leading the way for new effective ways to treat current eye diseases. There are many benefits to participating in a clinical trial with us.
MCOA is currently enrolling patients with wet-age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and diabetic macular edema.
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