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
Want more information about Ophthalmology Research?
For results of previous studies, go to www.clinicaltrials.gov
- Clinical Trials in Ophthalmology RESULTS
- Clinical Trials in Ophthalmology that have completed enrollment
- Eye Research Centers at NYEE
- Information for Research Participants List of ARVO presentations
- Published Research in Ophthalmology
- Results of Past Clinical Trials (clinicaltrials.gov)
NYEE Eye Research Centers
Marrus Adaptive Optics Imaging Laboratory
State of the art, cutting edge, high-resolution adaptive optics (AO) Imaging System allows direct visualization of individual rod and cone photoreceptor cells, retinal pigment epithelium cells, and white blood cells. AO imaging has changed the way vision scientists and ophthalmologists see the retina, helping to clarify our understanding of retinal structure, function, and the etiology of various retinal pathologies.
Advanced Retinal Imaging Laboratory
This specialty facility explores new technologies for imaging the human retina in order to enhance our understanding of the anatomy, physiology and visual function.
Clinical service at the forefront of innovation in diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the understanding and treatment of glaucoma.
Ocular Pathology Laboratory
A major referral center for the Metropolitan area and the Northeastern US.
The New York Glaucoma Institute
Created to support research into the basic causes of glaucoma, increase public awareness of glaucoma, and promulgate educational material for ophthalmologists, other physicians, and persons with glaucoma.
The Ocular Imaging Center
Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (UBM) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) clinical databases.
The Shelley and Steven Einhorn Clinical Research Center
Today, scientists and physicians work in seven distinct areas, each devoted to enhancing the NYEE's focus on the advancement of ophthalmology though the development of technologies and involvement in clinical investigations aimed at conquering eye disease, preventing blindness, and restoring vision.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Additional research facilities are located amongst affiliated hospitals of the academic department.