Clinical Trials Related to Eye Diseases
As a service to our readers, we provide access below to the clinical trials database of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its National Library of Medicine.
This database at ClinicalTrials.gov 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.
ClinicalTrials.gov was created in response to the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997, which requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the NIH, to establish a registry of both federally and privately funded trials "of experimental treatments for serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions."
In 2007, the ClinicalTrials.gov database was expanded after Congress passed the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act, which requires more types of clinical trials to be registered (such as trials for certain medical devices) and more information about clinical trials to be made available to the public.
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Studies listed in the ClinicalTrials.gov database are categorized as either interventional or observational. Interventional studies are those in which the research subjects are assigned to a treatment or other intervention, and outcomes are measured. In observational studies, individuals are simply monitored and certain criteria are measured by investigators.
To participate in a clinical trial, please read the information and get in touch with the contact person directly. (Note that you can use the filters at the top of this ClinicalTrials.gov page to show only trials that currently are recruiting volunteers.)
All About Vision has no connection with the people and organizations who run these trials.
[Page updated May 2014]