Clinical research trials – Therapeutic and non-therapeutic

Clinical Research

Clinical research is defined, in accordance with the Jardé law of 2016, as scientific studies performed on human subjects aimed at the advancement of biological or medical knowledge.

In Ophthalmology, clinical trials are prospective studies aimed at comparing existing diagnostic or therapeutic approaches in various retinal disorders, as well as identifying cellular mechanisms or genetic risk factors to different retinal disorders.

This research is supported either by institutional entities (PHRC), industrial entities (pharmaceutical laboratories) or associations (Association AMD).

The Departement of Ophthalmology of Créteil Hospital has significant activity in clinical research.

This activity is closely correlated with the clinical activity of the department, allowing our patients to benefit from innovative molecules within established protocols.

The clinical research activity focuses on retinal disorders, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), macular dystrophies, retinal vein occlusions, diabetes, and pathologic myopia.

There are two types of clinical research trials, therapeutic and non-therapeutic.

Therapeutic clinical trials enroll patients and provide a specific treatment: standard treatment is compared to promising alternatives. Conversely, non-therapeutic clinical trials do not provide treatment to patients, but instead, study important factors that help advance the understanding of a specific retinal disorder.