Retina Specialists of Michigan has strong, ongoing commitment and vision to develop a first-class research program. It is a privilege to participate in these promising studies that can help us integrate best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values to practice evidence based medicine. Our staff volunteers their time and expertise to the Foundation for Vision Research, an independent nonprofit organization finding cures and treatments for retinal diseases.
Clinical trial research is the necessary step to translate laboratory discoveries into treatments that improve the lives, health and vision of patients. The trials help to determine better approaches for disease prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Clinical trials are always optional. Some people choose to join a clinical trial so they can play a more active role in their own health care, while others are seeking treatment options that are not yet widely available, and many hope to help others by contributing to research.
All clinical studies that we participate in are designed and conducted in accordance with accepted scientific and ethical standards, regulatory requirements, and local law, adhering to the ethical principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Our physicians have participated in over 40 clinical trials. Their research interests include uveitis, ocular oncology, wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disorders, as well as vitreoretinal surgical devices and instrumentation.
If you are interested in learning more of the research conducted at Retina Specialists of Michigan on behalf of the Foundation for Vision Research, or you think one of our trials may be right for you, please contact our research study coordinators at (616) 954-2020.