The Levenson Eye Research Division has overseen drug studies in various subspecialties including cornea, glaucoma, retina, and surgical. Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research.
SHOULD I PARTICIPATE IN A CLINICAL TRIAL?
Clinical trials are the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.
Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments.
People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.
CLINICAL RESEARCH EXPERTISE
Levenson Eye Research Division boasts highly experienced, nationally-recognized investigators, study coordinators, research assistants and leaders in ophthalmic photography. Our facility is well equipped:
State-of-the-art diagnostic equipment
Dedicated, specifically designed, multi-study certified 4-meter exam lanes
Staff certified ETDRS and electronic visual acuity testing in accordance with protocol-specific lighting requirements
Designated monitoring room with high-speed internet
A dedicated research administration staff