Emory Eye Center is a recently renovated, state-of-the-art facility located in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, which has a population estimated at 6 million.
With more than 120,000 patient encounters annually, Emory Eye Center is the largest, most comprehensive eye care facility in Georgia. Our 50 ophthalmologists and optometrists, most of whom are sub-specialty trained, are dedicated to quality patient care, education, teaching and research.
We have successfully pioneered and participated in hundreds of clinical trials and studies including compassionate use, investigator-initiated and Phase I through Phase IV studies.
We are recognized as a site where sponsors get accurate, timely and meticulous data collection; meet recruitment goals; and maintain excellent study subject retention.
Our Clinical Trials program is led by Medical Director Beau B. Bruce, MD, PhD, a practicing neuro-ophthalmologist with a PhD in epidemiology. With a Master's degree in clinical research, Dr. Bruce has participated as PI for numerous clinical trials, NIH-sponsored and other research and served on the steering and DSMB committees of national and international research projects.
Emory Eye Center boasts highly experienced, nationally-recognized study coordinators and leaders in ophthalmic photography. Cross-certified for numerous studies, our staff is proficient in the techniques of BCVA assessments and other visual function examinations; ophthalmic photography; anterior and posterior OCT imaging; and ultrasonography.
Research capabilities include:
Our imaging section performs anterior and posterior segment photography/angiography (Topcon Zeiss), anterior and posterior segment OCT (Cirrus, Heidelberg Spectralis ), HRT III, Corneal Topography (Zeiss Atlas, Oculus Pentacam, B&L Orbscan Reichert Ocular Response Analyzer), microperimetry, and diagnostic and biometric ultrasonography (immersion and non-contact A; real-time B and UBM).
The visual field section employs Humphrey, Octopus and Goldmann perimeters and on-site multifocal electrophysiology testing.
Biologic specimens are collected, centrifuged, stored (-20F and -86F freezers), packaged under CLIA accreditation and shipped by EHSO certified personnel. Investigational drugs are managed by Emory's Investigational Drug Service.
Under the direction of our internationally recognized faculty, we have conducted trials and studies (pharmacologic, device, surgical treatment, registries) in:
For more information on clinical trials at Emory Eye Center or other locations, go to: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/
Emory Eye Center is the first in Georgia to offer a new technology (IMT) proven to help the vision of some patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The device was FDA approved in July 2010; Emory participated in the clinical trials that helped gain FDA approval. LEARN MORE >>
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