When you agree to participate in one of our clinical studies, you have the right to:
- Know what the study involves and how long it will last
- Be told all known risks and benefits involved in the study
- Know what is expected of you
- Right to medical treatment for any study-related injury
- Leave the study at any time for any reason
- Receive any new information about the treatment
- Continue to ask questions and get answers
- Maintain your privacy. Your name and personal information will not appear in any reports or articles about the study.
These are all explained in further detail in the legal Informed Consent document. You will be required to sign this document before participating.
When you participate in one of our clinical studies, your eye health will be our foremost priority. Our entire research team is certified in the Protection of Human Services in Clinical Studies and maintain strict adherence to Good Clinical Practice.
Your safety will also be closely monitored by both the FDA and an independent Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB must approve the study and the Informed Consent document. This is to ensure the study is necessary, does not put participants at undue risk, and protects the patient’s safety. The IRB also carefully scrutinizes and frequently monitors every clinical study throughout the entire process. IRBs can stop studies early if unexpected affects occur or if the study is not proceeding as planned.