Clinical Research

Vision Clinical Research Studies Washington DC

At Eye Doctors of Washington, we are dedicated to providing the most advanced treatment options available to improve vision and eye health for patients in the DC metropolitan area. As part of that commitment, our eye doctors regularly participate in clinical research and trials in order to bring innovative procedures and potentially life-changing opportunities to our patients. In fact, our own Dr. Thomas E. Clinch was involved in many of the FDA clinical trials which were ultimately responsible for making LASIK a mainstream procedure. We are proud that our surgeons are helping set industry standards by participating in FDA clinical trials. Additionally, our research grants allow our practice to offer the most advanced equipment currently available. The entire team at EDOW is committed to staying on top of developments in ophthalmology and being at the forefront of vision improvement.

How Can Clinical Studies Help You?

When you volunteer to participate in a research trial or clinical study, it can benefit you as well as help move research forward for the greater good of healthcare. Clinical research invites patients to test procedures or medications that have already undergone extensive laboratory testing. A clinical research study may allow you access to the most advanced treatments for a variety of eye conditions. EDOW is currently enrolling qualified participants for clinical studies for Dry Eye Treatments, Vision Correction Treatments, Glaucoma Treatment, and more.

Current Clinical Studies

Glaucoma Research

iDose Study

If you’ve been told by your doctor that you have glaucoma or high eye pressure, you may be able to participate in a clinical study of the Travoprost Intraocular Implant.

iDose Travoprost Implant for Glacuoma DC

About Travoprost Intraocular Implant
A tiny medical product called the Travoprost Intraocular Implant is being tested in an investigational study to help alleviate high eye pressure. The goal of the Travoprost Intraocular Implant is to lower your eye pressure (intraocular pressure or IOP). The Travoprost Intraocular Implant slowly releases Travoprost, the active drug in a commonly used glaucoma eyedrop. Travoprost is believed to increase the fluid flowing out of the front part of your eye.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Meet all other study related criteria

Participants receive:

  • Thorough screening evaluation of your eye health
  • Follow-up visits for up to three years
  • Reimbursement for costs related to time and travel

Dry Eye Research

TAHOE Study for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

The research team at the Eye Doctors of Washington is currently participating in a research study to evaluate Meibomian Gland Dysfunction in patients with cataracts. If you are over the age of 22 and have Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and cataracts, you may be eligible to participate in this study.

Qualified participants will be compensated.

Contact EDOW for More Information

Contact us if you have any questions about clinical studies at EDOW or would like to schedule an appointment at our offices in Washington DC, Chevy Chase in Maryland, or Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia.

Related Pages

schedule an Appointment
pay my bill
provider Portal
(301) 215-7100

Our locations

Plaza North
4600 North Park Ave.
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Chevy Chase Metro Building at Wisconsin and Western Avenues
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 230
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
8230 Boone Blvd, Suite 125
Vienna, VA 22182
5420 Olney Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20832
1016 16th Street NW
Lower Level 100
Washington, DC 20036
1145 19th St NW
Suite 335
Washington, DC 20036

Online Scheduling Maintenance

Our online scheduling portal is undergoing maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please call our office at 301.215.7100 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you as a patient!