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What is a Clinical Trial?

The purpose of clinical trials is to give medical knowledge and research to help treat, diagnose, and possibly prevent a condition. Clinical research involves using human volunteers, and each clinical trial has a list of inclusion and exclusion criteria. Our providers will perform a history and exam to determine if you are a candidate for one of our clinical trials.

Our mission is to advance the science of medicine. Our dedicated medical professionals respect our research participants and pride themselves on providing accurate information.

Open and Enrolling Trials:

 
Travoprost Intraocular Implant

If you've been told by your doctor that you have glaucoma or high eye pressure, you may be able to participate in a clinical study of the Travoprost Intraocular Implant. To qualify, you must be 35 years of age or older and meet all other study-related criteria. For more information, visit: http://www.GlaukosClinicalTrials.com.

 
CHAMP

Nearsightedness (also known as “myopia”) can keep your child from seeing the full picture.

Myopia means your child has trouble seeing things clearly in the distance, but can see things well up close because the eye is too long. Identifying a way to control myopia progression is a key step towards preserving eyesight and preventing serious eye disease.

The CHAMP research study is currently enrolling children ages 3 to 10 to evaluate an investigational eye drop being evaluated to slow the progression of nearsightedness (myopia) in children. About 500 children will take part in this study.

To pre‐qualify for this study, your child must:

  • Be 3 to 10 years of age
  • Have been diagnosed with nearsightedness (myopia)

All participants in the study will receive:

  • All study‐related visits, eye examinations and study eye drops at no cost
  • A yearly allowance for glasses and/or contact lenses

To learn more about the CHAMP study, please visit https://www.TheChampStudy.com

For more information and to see if you qualify, call our office at 309-243-2400 and ask to speak with Therese Buie or Rishma Jensen. Participants in clinical trials are compensated for their time and travel.