Clinical Trials

Retina Centers offers a in-house clinical research program. We participate in some of the most innovative research and clinical trials surrounding retina treatments, diagnosis, and cures for blindness. We are committed to participating in cutting-edge research, allowing our patients to have access to the latest treatments and drug options, while furthering scientific developments and changing the future of retina. We have open clinical trials for “wet macular degeneration”, certain forms of “dry macular degeneration”, and “diabetic retinopathy”.

The doctors and staff at Retina Centers have actively participated in clinical trials for new retinal therapies during the last 10 years. We are a nationally recognized center linked with other national as well as international centers conducting retinal clinical trials. We have participated in the development of all currently FDA approved drugs for retinal pharmacotherapies. Our extensive facilities and dedicated clinical trial staff offer the opportunity to participate in new treatments. At Retina Centers, we believe that ongoing research into disease states and treatments is a vital part of improving our patients’ well-being.

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Clinical trials are essential in advancing medical knowledge and result in developing new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. Trials can also confirm if established treatments are equal to or better than new ones. At Retina Centers we have been involved with hundreds of clinical research trials that have significantly advanced our understanding of eye disease and have made numerous new treatments available to our patients. Our goal is to ultimately improve the health and quality of life of our patients, and research is one of the many ways we seek to achieve that.

  • Access to new treatments and drugs before they are released to the market

  • Help advance new treatments

  • Extra care, attention, and follow up provided by our trained and dedicated research professionals

  • Improvement in physical well-being and quality of life

  • Stipends, driving allowances, and other incentives