ECA Research Studies
Eye Consultants of Atlanta Has a Long History of Embracing Innovative Technology and Exploring New Ideas.
Artificial Iris Implants
This study is currently enrolling patients who have lost iris tissue from trauma or hereditary diseases with the presence of a cataract. The implant is placed in the eye at the time of surgical removal of the cataract and may be performed with corneal transplants in eyes that have concurrent corneal damage from trauma or hereditary causes. Data is compiled by the US FDA at various postoperative visits.
ECA Investigators – Stephen Hamilton, MD, Barry Lee, MD
INTACS for Keratoconus
This study analyzes outcomes of patients with keratoconus nearing the time for corneal transplantation. The INTACS implants are placed into the cornea at the time of surgery in an attempt to slow or prevent the need for cornea transplantation. ECA is still taking patients desiring this procedure with keratoconus without the presence of corneal scarring.
ECA Investigators – Stephen Hamilton, MD, Barry Lee, MD, Evan Loft, MD
This study is currently enrolling patients for retrospective analysis of results with cataract removal followed by placement of the IMT lens. The study includes patients with retinal scars in the macula from wet macular degeneration who need cataract removal.
ECA Investigator – Stephen Hamilton, MD
Studies in Conjunction with the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Atlanta
Elliot Levine, MD, is performing baseline and follow-up ophthalmic exams on patients entering pharmaceutical studies for early Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis. Robert Halpern, MD, and James Frank, MD, are examiners for retinal function in adult patients with refractory complex partial seizures.
Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome and Dry Eyes
Joseph Christenbury, MD, is conducting a research study for patients with Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome and who have associated dry eye syndrome.