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Health Agencies Update
June 17, 1998

Clinical Trials for Eye Diseases

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JAMA. 1998;279(23):1857. doi:10.1001/jama.279.23.1857-JHA80004-2-1

Physicians and patients interested in learning about clinical trials testing treatments for eye diseases may find answers in a new interactive, searchable database on clinical trials supported and conducted by the National Eye Institute (NEI) since 1970. The database contains detailed information about completed and ongoing clinical trials on such conditions as retinopathy of prematurity and age-related macular degeneration.

Those using the database can search for trials using a key word, eye disease, or geographic location. Each trial description includes information about the background and purpose of the study, patient eligibility criteria, patient recruitment, current status of the trial (currently recruiting, ongoing but no longer recruiting, or completed), and contact information for each clinical center and/or NEI representative affiliated with the trial.