The University Retina Clinical Trials Program
Within the past 3 years, University Retina has built their program to be one of the largest clinical trial programs in the Midwest for retinal and macular conditions.
We have a full-time team dedicated to our Clinical Trials program and are able to offer our patients the latest innovative drug and medical device therapeutics for treating retinal and macular diseases. If you are interested in learning more or participating in a clinical trial for macular or retinal disease, please contact us using the button below.
Director of Clinical Research
Veeral Sheth, MD, FACS
What are Clinical Trials?
Clinical trials are research studies that look into advanced and cutting edge treatments for diseases of the macula or retina that are not offered to the general public. Clinical trials are generally sponsored by governmental agencies such as the National Institute of Health (NIH), pharmaceutical companies, or non-profit institutions. These therapies may not be currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and data from these studies is often used to help obtain FDA approval.
Participation in clinical trials is never mandatory; our patients only participate if they choose to do so. University Retina, its staff, physicians, and patients participate in clinical trials in order to be able to offer our patients with the latest therapies available for macular diseases and retinal diseases.
How can I participate in a Clinical Trial at University Retina?
Patients that are interested in clinical trials should contact us to schedule an appointment at (708) 687-2222. Please set up an appointment to be evaluated if you are interested in participating, and we will determine whether you qualify for one of our active and enrolling clinical trials.
Please note that not everyone who wishes to participate will be eligible to participate in the trial, as the criteria for inclusion in the trial are often very strict. Regardless of whether you are able to participate or not, the University Retina team is committed to helping all of our patients with their retinal care.