Please contact our clinical trial director, Allison Calvanese at (727) 498-6176.

Retina-Vitreous Associates of Florida offers a robust, in-house clinical research program to all of our patients. We participate in some of the most innovative research and clinical trials surrounding retina treatments, diagnosis, and cures for blindness. At Retina-Vitreous Associates of Florida, we believe that ongoing research into disease states and treatments is a vital part of improving our patients’ well-being. We are committed to participating in cutting-edge research, allowing our patients to have access to the latest treatments and drug options, while furthering scientific developments and changing the future of retina.

Clinical trials are essential in advancing medical knowledge and result in developing new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.
Trials can also confirm if established treatments are equal to or better than new ones. At Retina-Vitreous Associates of Florida we have been involved with hundreds of clinical research trials that have significantly advanced our understanding of eye disease and have made numerous new treatments available to our patients.
Our goal is to ultimately improve the health and quality of life of our patients, and research is one of the many ways we seek to achieve that.

  • Access to new treatments and drugs before they are released to the market
  • Help advance new treatments
  • Extra care, attention, and follow up provided by our trained and dedicated research professionals
  • Improvement in physical well-being and quality of life
  • Stipends, driving allowances, and other incentives

Before you consent to join a clinical trial, it is important for you to have all the information you need to be confident about your decision. When you choose to take part in a clinical trial, you may or may not improve your health. You may also be one of the first to try a promising new drug or treatment. Be sure you have answers to all your questions, and full knowledge of what is involved. Then, weigh your options and discuss with your family or support system.

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