Clinical Research Studies

The Eye Associates feels that it’s important to always be on the cutting edge of new technology. Our physicians and staff routinely participate in national educational meetings and workshops, either learning or teaching others about the latest treatment options for our patients. Because of this, The Eye Associates has been chosen to participate in many clinical studies in order to advance eye-related research and bring the latest treatments to patients.

The Eye Associates conducts various clinical research studies on Glaucoma, Cataracts, Dry Eyes, Retinal, IOLs, Uveitis, Blepharitis, Contact Lenses, Surgical Drugs and more. To find out if we are recruiting participants for a condition that you have, please contact clinical research studies at (941) 792-3937 ext. 2649.

We are currently enrolling patients for the following clinical research studies:

 Glaucoma Device Study #1

Objective:  This 3-month study may reduce your need for glaucoma medication.

Eligibility: 

  1. You must be 18 years of age or older and have glaucoma.
  2. You are only on one glaucoma medication.

Compensation: Study patient will receive free office visits; eyecare; and travel and time compensation during the study.

Glaucoma Device Study #2

Objective:         This study may reduce or eliminate the number of glaucoma medications that you need by implanting a device during cataract surgery.

Eligibility:

  1. You must have mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma.
  2. You use 1 to 3 glaucoma medications a day.
  3. You have a cataract that needs cataract surgery.

Compensation: Study patient will receive free office visits; eyecare; and travel and time compensation during the study.

Glaucoma Device Study #3 

Objective:         This 3 year study may reduce or eliminate the use of glaucoma drops for 18 months or more.

Eligibility:

  1. You must have open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
  2. You must be 18 years or older.

Compensation: Study patient will receive free office visits; eyecare; and travel and time compensation during the study.

Wet Macular Degeneration Study 

Objective:         This 2 year study may lengthen the amount of time between injections.

Eligibility:

  1. You must have active wet macular degeneration.
  2. You must be 50 years of age or older.
  3. Your visual acuity must be between 20/40 and 20/320.
  4. You must not have had previous treatment for wet macular degeneration.

Compensation: Study patient will receive free office visits; eyecare; and travel and time compensation during the study.

Presbyopia Inlay Study

Objective:           This study may reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses.

Eligibility:          You have had cataract surgery but still need to wear reading glasses.

Compensation: Study patient will receive free office visits; eyecare; and travel and time compensation during the study.

Uveitis Study 

Objective:        This is a 2-month study for a non-evasive delivery system to administer medication to the eye.

Eligibility:      Age 12-85 years of age  with anterior uveitis

Compensation: Eye exams are free during the study and if study is completed, study patient can receive up to $600.

 

Please contact Clinical Research Studies at (941) 792-3937 ext. 2649 for more information about clinical studies.