Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)
NIH Public Bulletin – April 2012
Clinical Trials in Vision Research
Format: Booklet, Web Site
Institute: National Eye Institute (NEI)
Clinical trials are medical research studies involving volunteer participants. NEI conducts and sponsors clinical trials to find new ways to treat or prevent eye disease and vision loss. Clinical trials in vision research have led to new medicines and surgeries that have saved or improved sight for thousands of people.
You can learn more and find out how to be part of vision research with two resources from NEI: the Eye Clinic Web site and a booklet called Clinical Trials in Vision Research: Information for Volunteers. Both resources explain what clinical trials are and how you can participate.
You can visit the Eye Clinic Web site at www.nei.nih.gov/eyeclinic. To download or order a free copy of Clinical Trials in Vision Research: Information for Volunteers, visit http://catalog.nei.nih.gov/p-385-clinical-trials-in-vision-research-information-for-volunteers.aspx or call (301) 496-5248. NEI invites you to share these resources with your friends, family, and colleagues via e-mail, your Web site, or social media outlets.