Research & Clinical Trials in Nashville, TN
Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, is committed to the advancement of the field of ophthalmology and continuous improvement in eye care treatments and therapies. One way he demonstrates this commitment is through his ongoing involvement in clinical trials and studies for the treatment of various eye disorders and diseases and the evaluation of medications, surgical devices, and surgical techniques. Vision for Life participates in clinical trials to provide the utmost care to residents of Nashville, Forest Hills and the surrounding communities of Tennessee.
Dr. Horn participates in clinical trials to expand the field of ophthalmology and provide his patients with the utmost care. His experience and results mean he is often invited to participate in national and international eye care studies with other leading surgeons.
Benefits of Clinical Trials
Generally, participating in a research study allows the patient to receive some of the latest and most advanced treatment options and surgical techniques. There is also the added benefit of knowing that your participation will assist in the development of future treatments, better medications, and improved techniques.
Are There Risks Associated with Clinical Trials?
Side effects and discomforts associated with the treatment will depend upon the study you participate in. If at any time you experience any changes or discomfort, Dr. Horn will evaluate your eyes to determine if you should continue in the study, and appropriate therapy will be initiated.
Can I Participate in Clinical Trials?
Dr. Horn will see you for an evaluation to determine if participation in a study would be appropriate for you. If participation is recommended, the advantages and disadvantages of the study, along with all the other details, will be explained to you prior to your joining a clinical trial. You will also receive a written copy of the consent form with these details.
The choice of participation is always yours. If you are interested in participating in a study, just ask our staff when you contact us. Dr. Horn and the clinical trial coordinator will be happy to answer any questions you have.
Available Clinical Trials
PanOptix® IOL – for patients with pre-existing corneal astigmatism undergoing cataract surgery. It is a new option for astigmatic patients who seek to address their near, intermediate and distance vision needs with a single lens.
How Much Time Do I Need to Commit for the Clinical Trial?
Each study will have a unique schedule of visits. The duration will be explained in further detail at the time of your screening.
At Vision for Life, our ophthalmologist, Jeffrey D. Horn, MD, participates in clinical trials to expand the field of ophthalmology and provide the utmost care to the residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and the surrounding communities of Tennessee. For more information or to schedule a study evaluation, please contact us today!