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The Clinical Eye Research Center of Connecticut is the Clinical Research Department of Connecticut Eye Consultants, PC. We have been participating in clinical trials for many years. The Research Department employs a full time, certified Research Coordinator and ancillary staff dedicated solely to clinical trials.

The Research Department has conducted Phase II, III, and IIIb clinical trials as well as post-marketing studies Our trials have included the following sponsors: Alcon, Allergan, Astra Zeneca, Bausch and Lomb, CIBA Vision Corp., INSite vision, ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Pharmacia Corporation, Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Genera, Pfizer, and Sirion Therapeutics. We are also the only center in Western Connecticut for the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (, a part of the National Eye Institute/National Institute of Health.

Ophthalmology clinical trials can vary from 5 days up to 3 years, depending on the disease or indication being studied. Common indications include dry eyes, glaucoma, conjunctivitis, macular degeneration, cataract surgery, vision correction surgery, and various retinal diseases. Some trials offer participant compensation for time and travel. The primary concern of any clinical trial is the patient’s health, safety, and welfare. All study visits are conducted by one or more of the physicians at Connecticut Eye Consultants. Participation in clinical trials provides patients with the opportunity to have access to new medications or treatments which may improve their quality of life and impact the lives of patients in the future.

For more information about the trials currently enrolling patients, please contact our Research Coordinator, Angela Smit, at or (203)791-2020 x 257.

Ptosis Research Study


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Do you have or have you been diagnosed with DROOPY UPPER EYELIDS?

If so, you could take part in a clinical research study for RVL-1201 Ophthalmic Solution, an investigational drug for droopy upper eyelids, medically known as ptosis.


You may qualify if you:

  • Are at least 9 years of age.
  • Have ptosis in one or both eyes

Participation may last 6 to 12 weeks and include at least 4 visits. Study-related medication and exams will be provided at no cost to you. You may be compensated for your time and travel expenses.

To find out more about this study, please contact: (203) 791-2020 Susan at x257 or Angela at x256


Myopia Research Study

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