Understanding Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies to learn if a new medication or treatment is safe and effective. They usually are conducted in phases over the course of many years before it is approved for use in the general population.  

Taking part in a clinical trial can be a very gratifying experience. By participating in this research, you help further the development of new treatments that may benefit you and future generations. 

Being part of a gene therapy study requires a commitment of time. You will be asked to come to Casey Eye Institute for regularly scheduled medical appointments during a specific time period. You also will need to complete a number of consent forms.