Clinical Studies

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. We have state-of-the-art facilities that offer laser vision correction, retina-vitreous, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. In both our clinical and ambulatory surgical centers, we treat all aspects of eye disease and anomalies, such as dry eye, ocular infections, and more. 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 various ocular diseases.

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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 are experienced in pharmaceutical and pilot medical device clinical trials.

We currently have six principal investigators on-site with research experience varying from 5-40+ years. Our principal investigators are knowledgeable, experienced, and trained on GCP’s as well as the FDA Code of Regulations. Since The Eye Institute of Utah was established in 1980 as the first and largest office-based eye surgical center in Utah, we are able to enroll the vast majority of our study patients from our own patient population.

Our study department has developed full-time employees dedicated to clinical research trials. 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. We see the value of investing in clinical research so we can improve the quality of eye care for generations to come.

Current Clinical Studies

Cataract and Glaucoma Studies

NCT04553523: Hydrus® Microstent Study

The purpose of this post-approval study is to evaluate the rate of Hydrus Microstent malposition and associated clinical sequelae occurring within 24 months post-operation. Qualified subjects will undergo uncomplicated cataract surgery with placement of a monofocal intraocular lens (IOL), followed by implantation of the Hydrus Microstent.

NCT06120842: Bimatoprost Implant System and SpyGlass IOL Study

Evaluation of the Bimatoprost Implant System Used in Combination With the SpyGlass Intraocular Lens Compared to Timolol Ophthalmic Solution (Tigris) – This trial is a randomized study to evaluate and compare two doses of the Bimatoprost Implant System used in combination with the SpyGlass IOL to Timolol Ophthalmic Solution in participants with mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension undergoing cataract surgery.

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Glaucoma Studies

NCT05024695: MINIject Implant Study

Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of iSTAR Medical’s MINIject Implant for Lowering Intraocular Pressure (IOP) in Subjects With Primary Open-angle Glaucoma. (STAR-V) – Evaluate the safety and effectiveness of iSTAR Medical’s MINIject implant for lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) in subjects with primary open-angle glaucoma.

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To learn more about it and find out if you are a candidate, please fill out the form below or contact our Study Department at (801) 263-5735.

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