Currently, there is a lot of exciting research going on in the field of eye diseases! As a clinical researcher myself, I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in a number of retinal trials. Though these experiences, I’ve discovered there are several benefits for being part of a clinical research trial.
In the video below, Dr. Omar Punjabi discusses what you need to know about being apart of a clinical trial in eye care (including the many benefits).
If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading.
4 benefits of eye care clinical trials
1) Access to the latest technology
Unfortunately, a lot of eye diseases have no proven current treatment, or the currently available treatments do not have good success rates. By being part of a clinical trial, you have access to the latest technology and treatments that may even be in the stage of development prior to being commercially available.
In fact, clinical research trials have to go through strict monitoring and supervision. Also, all trials make sure there are no safety concerns to their participants.
2) Low cost or free treatments
Even better, if you participate in a clinical trial, your eye tests and treatments are often free of charge. Otherwise, new treatments are usually very expensive.
3) Free systemic workups
A lot of times clinical research trials also conduct general health checks and blood tests free of charge to confirm that you are healthy prior to participating. This provides obvious additional health benefits!
4) Personalized care
If you are part of clinical research, you usually are provided personal care with your eye doctor through a dedicated research team. As a result, this improves compliance and outcomes.
If you want to learn more about clinical research, make sure you schedule an appointment with your eye doctor today.