Research

Current Trials



Many breakthroughs in disease prevention and treatment in the last half-century would never have come to pass had it not been for the willing participation of research subjects. But clinical research is not always intended to find the next “blockbuster”. There are many ongoing needs for objective studies of the benefits and safety of existing medications or treatments. Today 4,000 experimental drug therapies are in active clinical trials. This number is bound to increase in order to keep pace with ongoing medical innovations.

As with all scientific endeavors, the clinical research process is highly structured. It is managed by clinical researchers who are educated, experienced and competent in the use of specific research protocols. These protocols, or study plans, detail exactly what researchers will do in each and every study. In addition, all clinical research studies are overseen by several independent regulatory bodies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as smaller Independent Review Boards. Many built-in safeguards protect study volunteers and all ethical and legal codes that govern medical practice also apply to clinical trials.

Your Participation is Appreciated

The Clinical Research Center of Wheaton Eye Clinic is currently conducting clinical trials in the following areas:

Viral Conjunctivitis

When pink eye is caused by infection from a virus, antibiotics are ineffective. In fact, there has never been a medication that successfully treats viral pink eye. But that could change. The Eyenovation clinical research trial is currently evaluating an investigational medication for viral pink eye.

Eyenovation could be right for you. If you or your child have had the symptoms of pink eye (red, irritated eyes) in at least one eye for three days or less, and are at least 6 years old, you may be eligible to participate.

As a participant you may receive (at no cost)

  • Diagnostic testing and eye evaluations
  • Close monitoring by a specialist physician (ophthalmologist)
  • Study medication
  • Compensation for your time and travel expenses

The Clinical Research Center of Wheaton Eye Clinic is currently recruiting patients for the following research studies:

For further information contact the Clinical Research Hotline at 630.890.5865.