Do you have pink eye?

JBR Clinical Research is conducting a clinical research study of an investigational medication to treat individuals with conjunctivitis (pink eye). Space is limited, see if you qualify.

No cost treatment for pink eye is available for qualified participants

JBR Clinical Research is conducting a clinical research study of an investigational medication to help treat conjunctivitis.

Why participate in a clinical research study?

Clinical studies are what allow all medications to come to market, including drugs that treat pain, infections, and various medical conditions. Without clinical studies, no medications would be available for use and are only possible with the help of participants like you. Compensation varies by study, time involved, and whether you complete all visits and procedures in the study. Every volunteer study at JBR Clinical Research is approved and monitored by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to make sure the risks are as low as possible and are worth any potential benefits to the volunteer.

What to expect.

Patients that qualify for the study may receive no cost investigational medication and study related care by our board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Stacy Smith.

  • Patients with pink eye will first be tested to see if the pink eye is an adenovirus or bacteria 
  • Patients will come into the ophthalmologist’s office for up to five visits

Space in the pink eye study is limited.  To be considered for the pink eye study, please fill out the form below or call 801-261-2000.


Who Can Participate?

  • Subjects can be any age
  • Male or female
  • Have pink eye symptoms for no more than the past 3 days
  • Healthy
  • Subjects < 3 months of age at visit 1 must have been full-term (i.e., ≥ 37 weeks gestational age at birth

Participants May Receive:

  • Study related exam
  • No cost medication to treat pink eye
  • Compensation up to $250 for time and travel

Questions? Call

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State of the Art Facilities

JBR Clinical Research is Utah’s premier clinical research organization. For over 30 years, we’ve helped improve the quality of life for everyone by researching new medications and treatments. Our state-of-the-art facilities are held to the highest standards of cleanliness and quality.

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Board Certified Physicians

Your safety and comfort is our greatest concern. Every procedure at JBR Clinical Research is overseen by expert medical staff and performed by some of the most well-respected board-certified physicians in the industry, each with many years of experience in their respective specialties.

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FDA Approved Procedures

Rest assured, you are not signing up for an “experimental” procedure. JBR Clinical Research only performs FDA approved procedures as if you were at any other hospital or clinic. Our research is focused on the pain medication associated with that procedure.   


What is Pink eye?

Pink eye is a temporary infection of the conjunctiva (the lining that covers the whites of the eyes and the insides of the eyelids). The infection is usually caused by adenoviruses (a type of virus) or bacteria. Pink eye can affect people of any age.

People with pink eye may have signs and symptoms such as redness, watering/discharge, irritation, or soreness of the eyes for a few days or weeks before their symptoms improve.

How do people get pink eye?

Pink eye spreads very easily between people and to the other eye in the same person.

The adenoviruses or bacteria that cause pink eye are usually spread through contact between the hand and the eye. If you have, or if someone who lives with you has pink eye, then it is important to wash your hands often and to avoid touching your eyes.

How is pink eye usually treated?

Pink eye cannot always be treated with drugs. Although it usually gets better within a few days to weeks, the symptoms can be very uncomfortable, and there is a high chance that the infection will be passed on to those around you. Doctors may recommend ways to help relieve the symptoms and discomfort, such as:

  • Removing contact lenses
  • Using lubricating eye drops (artificial tears) to ease soreness and stickiness in the eyes
  • Using a cold compress to relieve discomfort
  • Gently cleaning away sticky discharge using a cotton pad soaked in water

There are no drugs available to treat pink eye caused by adenoviruses. For pink eye caused by bacteria, antibiotic eye drops, or eye ointments may be used to help clear up the infection more quickly and relieve symptoms.

The more we use antibiotics when they are not necessary (e.g. to treat pink eye caused by adenoviruses), the greater the chance that bacteria will become resistant to them, and then antibiotics can no longer be used to treat these resistant bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance is an ongoing concern for patient safety worldwide. It is driven by overuse and inappropriate prescriptions of antibiotics.

New drugs that work for both adenoviral and bacterial causes of pink eye are needed to relieve symptoms, speed up recovery, and reduce unnecessary antibiotic use when the cause is adenovirus.

If you are interested in finding out if you could be a candidate for the pink eye study, please fill out the form on this page. A representative from JBR Clinical Research will be in contact with you to discuss your eligibility and next steps.

See if you qualify for this study

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