Do ophthalmologists need to register their clinical trials?

November 1, 2005

Ophthalmologists who conduct clinical trials and intend to publish their results should follow these guidelines if they wish to be compliant with the International Council of Medical Journal Editors' (ICMJE) policy:

Ophthalmologists who conduct clinical trials and intend to publish their results should follow these guidelines if they wish to be compliant with the International Council of Medical Journal Editors' (ICMJE) policy:

1) Register.
2) Do not register if you have a sound rationale to support your decision.
3) Contact the specific journal and ask for guidance.

Ophthalmology Times / Source: Mark B.
Abelson, MD, FRCS
Annie Plumer, and Lisa Lines