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Episode 13: Participation in Clinical Trials for Vision Research

Dec 21, 2020

Episode 13: Participation in Clinical Trials for Vision Research

A must-listen for everyone interested in clinical trials. Dr. Avni Finn takes us inside the process and thoughtfully provides the detailed guidance every patient needs to know.
Show Notes:
Time Stamps:
1:22 Introduction tot Dr. Avni Finn.
3:12 What is a clinical trial?
4:56 Four phases of a clinical trial.
10:18 The best resources for clinical trials.
13:01 How is eligibility determined?
15:54 What compels patients to participate?
17:51 Questions patients should ask in advance.
22:33 What is Informed Consent?
26:42 Should patients expect to incur expenses?

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About the Author: Dorrie Rush

Dorrie Rush is the Chief Content Officer and Visual Accessibility Expert at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss.

She is the former Director of the Grunwald Technology Center and Information Resource Service at Lighthouse International 2001 to 2016. Dorrie is known to have an eccentric view, which is particularly useful in compensating for her central vision loss from Stargardt Disease.

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