Clinical Trials

Clinical trials involving the eye

Would you like to be more informed about the range of potential treatment options for your health problem? Would you consider a clinical trial?

A clinical trial is a research study that evaluates the effectiveness and safety of new medications or medical devices to help with your health problem. Clinical trials may be the way for you to receive promising new therapies that are not available otherwise.

Please check the extensive, “one-stop shopping” option database at the U.S. National Institutes of Health Clinical Trials. This is a service provided by the United States National Institutes of Health. The site provides patients, family members, and members of the public easy and free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions. Clinical trials from the entire world are included in this database.

If you are considering participating in a clinical trial, please check first information on:

  • Benefits
  • What to expect
  • Potential side effects
  • Participants’ safety

Additional resources for understanding clinical trials.

You might want to search for the clinical trials which involve the eye – you have basic and advanced search options. There are currently 3,550 clinical trials related to eye problems. You can also refine your search based on your specific condition, location and/or other criteria.