The sponsor of the study (such as the government, drug makers or technology companies) typically pays for all costs involved with a clinical research study. This includes supplying the new treatment, as well as any special testing, possible extra physician visits, and research costs involved in the clinical studies. Each study sponsor identifies top nationwide physicians to partner with to administer the actual study with qualified patients. The FDA requires that participants in clinical studies receive all study-related doctor visits, diagnostic testing and study treatments free of charge. This is in return for being a willing participant in the clinical trial.
The clinical trials that Cincinnati Eye participates in are sponsored by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. By partnering with these well-recognized companies, we have developed strong relationships that keep us at the forefront of vision care advances.