LASIK and Contact Lens Study Now Underway In Dallas-Ft Worth
The Cornea Research Foundation of American - in conjunction with Carter Eye Center - is currently conducting a national study comparing visual results, patient satisfaction and quality of life issues as they relate to LASIK and contact lenses.
Online, March 1, 2011 (Newswire.com)
The Cornea Research Foundation of America - an international not-for-profit research organization founded in 1988 to preserve, protect and restore human sight is conducting a national clinical study comparing visual results, patient satisfaction and quality of life issues as they relate to LASIK and contact lenses. Harvey Carter, M.D., Carter Eye Center will be the Dallas-Ft Worth participant in this international, multi-center study.
This will be the first prospective study to follow these two popular methods of vision correction for nearsightedness, astigmatism, and farsightedness simultaneously.
Qualified candidates for the LASIK portion of the study must be above age 21, have naturally occurring nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism and have had no prior eye surgery. To participate in the contact lens portion of the study, qualified candidates must meet the above criteria, and have worn contact lenses at least 5 years.
The goal of the study is to enroll both patients undergoing LASIK, and patients who will continue to wear contact lenses. The end point will be to determine if visual satisfaction, visual complaints and safety - as reported by participants - are similar or different between the two groups.
"We are extremely pleased to participate in this national LASIK and contact lens study," said Harvey Carter, M.D. who will serve as the Principal Investigator for Carter Eye Center. "This pivotal landmark study has the potential to give timely and valuable information relative to these two widely used means of vision correction."
Patient consents and surveys will be conducted over the internet using a HIPAA compliant web portal that will automatically coordinate future patient surveys at the one, two and three-year anniversaries of the study date of entry.
Carter Eye Center is enrolling patients in the study through April 31, 2011. Qualified candidates in the study will receive compensation for their participation in and completion of the study.
For more information about the study, or to see if they qualify, candidates should call 214-696-2020.
ABOUT DR. HARVEY CARTER:
Dr. Harvey Carter has been delivering the most advanced eye surgery in Dallas, Texas for more than 20 years and is considered one of the top LASIK surgeons in the country and currently serves as the Official Eye Surgeon of the Dallas Cowboys. Dedicated to providing comprehensive and advanced solutions, Dr. Carter was the first FDA Investigator in North Texas to perform LASIK and the first surgeon in North Texas to perform Conductive Keratoplasty (CK). Dr. Carter was also the first surgeon in the United States to perform Crystalens® surgery after it was approved by the FDA. Consistently involved in research and new surgical technologies, Dr. Carter and his staff are committed to provide the best possible treatment for their patients.
For more information, contact:
Carter Eye Center