Want to know more about the eye?

By: Marissa Luckman

Clinical Trial Description

In order for us to grasp a better understanding of the eye, as well as the retina, we need volunteers! These volunteers can either have had, or not have had an eye disease, both are subject to work for this trial. In order for us to gain an understanding of the nature of the eye, studies on blood, saliva, urine and body tissues are essential! By studying various individuals tissues, cells and genes, we can understand why certain people develop eye problems, while others do not, it can also lead us to why people respond to treatment differently than others. As researchers, we want to collect as much personal data and physical samples as possible from wonderful volunteers like you! In order for us to grasp better knowledge of this complex but fascinating object we need your help!

What is the Objective of this Clinical Trial?

- To collect as many blood, urine saliva and eye tissue samples from both individuals with eye diseases, and individuals without them. By doing this, our goal is to better understand not only the retina and the eye, but also why people respond to treatments differently, and why people develop eye problems while others do not.

How will this Trial Work?

- All volunteers will have an eye exam, during this exam, questions about individual medical records, as well as family medical records will be asked (mostly relating to eye diseases etc.)

- Different samples from the individual will be collected such as, blood, urine and saliva samples

- Some of the individuals tissue from their eye will be taken, and serve as a helpful testing tool.

- When all volunteers are dismissed from the testing area, trials will be done with the blood, urine and saliva samples taken from volunteers, as well as various tissues taken from different individuals eyes.

-Later on in the trial, conclusions will be drawn, and new information will be exposed to the public!

Who is Eligible?

- Individuals of any age are welcome to volunteer!

- Individuals with different types of eye disease are welcome

- Individuals with no types of eye disease are welcome

- Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult/parental guardian


- If you choose to participate in this fascinating trial you will be rewarded with $100.00 per family member that participates!

- Furthermore, to express our thanks, a dinner will be held in the "Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates" Cafeteria that night for those who volunteered as well as their family and friends from 6-8:30 p.m.

Where and When?

If you are interested in volunteering for this trial, please come to the "Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates" on 6035 Fairview Road in Charlotte NC, Saturday September 12th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.. All volunteers will be allowed to leave at 2:30 p.m.

Questions and Concerns?

- If you or a loved one have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call "Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates" at 704-295-3550.