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Clinical Trials

The Clinical Research Division of the Flaum Eye Institute is a nationally recognized center for the study of innovative diagnostic techniques and new therapies for patients with vision disorders. We are dedicated to conducting clinical trials of scientific significance while offering novel therapies to persons throughout the Finger Lakes region.

Research Collage

Our team is experienced in all phases of clinical research offering specialization in the following areas:

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Amblyopia
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Laser refractive surgery
  • Presbyopic correction
  • Intraocular lenses
  • Contact lens and contact lens solution
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Optic nerve disorders
  • Ocular surface / dry eye
  • Glaucoma

Open Studies

DREAM (Dry Eye Assessment and Management) A multi-center, double masked safety study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of Omega 3 fatty acids administered by taking 5 gel caps per day, in relieving the symptoms of moderate to severe dry eye disease (DED). (H. Hindman, M.D.;  Tara Vaz, O.D.)

PEDIG (Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group) Amblyopia Treatment Study (ATS18) - Study of Binocular Computer Activities for Treatment of Amblyopia. (B. Hammond, M.D.; M. Gearinger, M.D.)

A Randomized, Multicenter, Double Masked, Parallel-Group Study Assessing the Safety and Efficacy of Loteprednol Etabonate Ophthalmic Gel, 0.5% versus Prednisolone Acetate Ophthalmic Suspension, 1% for the Treatment of Intraocular Inflammation Following Surgery for Childhood Cataract. (M. Gearinger, M.D.)

Assessment of Prototype Hand-Held Fundus Camera (D. Kleinman, M.D., M.B.A.,.A.)

Short-term Evaluation of Combination Corticosteroid+Anti-VEGF Treatment for Persistent Central-Involved Diabetic Macular Edema Following Anti-VEGF Therapy in Pseudophakic Eyes (D. DiLoreto, M.D.)

Treatment for Central-Involved Diabetic Macular Edema in Eyes with Very Good Visual Acuity (D. DiLoreto, M.D.)