Research & Clinical Trials

Clinical research has been a focus of Virginia Pediatric Eye Center for over 35 years.  Currently, the center is actively participating in the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigative Group through funding from the National Eye Institute (NEI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The studies conducted by this group have led to new and substantial advances in pediatric ophthalmology and have resulted in better treatment options and outcomes for patients.  There are several research projects that are currently investigating new methods of treating various pediatric eye diseases.  Patients who meet study criteria for ongoing projects are offered the opportunity to enroll in clinical trials.  

For more information regarding these projects, please discuss with your pediatric ophthalmologist or pediatric optometrist:

  • Nasolacrimal duct obstruction studies  
  • Amblyopia treatment studies
  • Esotropia studies
  • Exotropia studies
  • Pediatric optic neuritis
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity

Our research efforts also include studies into pediatric cataracts, pediatric strabismus conditions, pediatric glaucoma, and pediatric endocrinology problems.