Since its founding in 1820, the mission of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) has been for excellence in patient care for eye disease as well as education of eye care providers. To maintain excellence, research must be an integral part of this mission.
Researchers at NYEE were among the first to use the laser in treating retinal diseases. Today, the Department of Ophthalmology maintains a strong commitment to medical research, which contribute to advances in Ophthalmology and related areas of medicine.
Research of medical practitioners is facilitated by a staff of research scientists, neuro-ophthalmolgists, pathologists, and electrophysiologists, who likewise conduct independent research in their respective areas.
NYEE continues to be involved in many clinical and translational research projects. This site makes information about these trials available to all. The active protocols have information about:
- the issue being studied and goal for the research
- inclusion and exclusion criteria
- contact person
- other pertinent information