Clinical Studies and Research
The Eye Institute of Utah performs all phases of Pharmaceutical and Medical Device clinical trials. We are unique in that we have surgical capabilities on site. It is a state-of-the-art facility that offers laser, retina-vitreous, glaucoma, cataract treatment and oculoplastic surgery. In both our clinical and ambulatory surgical centers, we treat all aspects of eye disease and anomalies, such as dry eye, ocular infections etc. Clinical studies at The Eye Institute of Utah are conducted to determine the safety and effectiveness of new devices, drugs, or procedures for the treatment of ocular disease.
The development of medical knowledge and technology requires and depends on research sites playing an active role in the investigation and testing of products coming to market.
We currently have four principal investigators on site with research experience varying from 5-35 years. Our principal investigators are trained on GCP’s as well as the FDA Code of Regulations. Since The Eye Institute of Utah was established in 1981 as the first and largest office-based eye surgical center in Utah, we are able to enroll the vast majority of our patients from our own patient population.
Our mission is to provide outstanding support to our community, sponsors and patients with the highest regard for patient safety and privacy. We are dedicated to excellence in the clinical research arena; we will provide the highest quality work with integrity and efficiency.
Current Enrolling Studies
Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking Study
This study will look at the use of an investigational treatment for keratoconus known as corneal collagen cross-linking. Cross-linking uses riboflavin (vitamin B2) and a UV-A light source. It is designed to help improve or slow the progression of keratoconus and vision loss.
If you have keratoconus and would like to see if corneal collagen cross-linking is right for you, we have a consent process and a screening that needs to be performed in order to determine study eligibility. Please call our study department at 801-266-5755.
Evaluation of Wavefront Measurement Technology Used During Cataract Surgery
If you have been diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes, you may qualify for a clinical study that is investigating wavefront measurement technology during cataract surgery.
This research study involves evaluating wavefront measurements captured during cataract surgery against traditional cataract surgery methods.
This study might be good fit for you if:
- Are 22 years of age or older;
- Have been diagnosed with cataracts in both eyes;
- Are qualified to have toric lenses implanted in both eyes;
- Have not had any previous eye surgeries;
- Be willing to comply with the follow-up visits
A formal consent process and ocular screening are required before decisions can be made about your enrollment and willingness to be involved with this study.
If you are interested in more information, please contact The Study Department for details and to see if you qualify at: 801-266-5755.