|Research & Academics|
In addition to seeing patients, the ophthalmologists at the Virginia Pediatric Eye Center are actively involved in clinical research and teaching.
Each ophthalmologist at the center is also a member of the Department of Ophthalmology faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School. As part of their educational duties they routinely deliver lectures to ophthalmology residents, pediatric residents, medical students, ophthalmic technicians, and medical assistants. They also provide one-on-one teaching and supervision for the EVMS ophthalmology residents. For more information on the residency program, please see the EVMS Ophthalmology Residency Information.
Clinical research has been a focus of the center's ophthalmologists for over 30 years. Currently, the center is actively participating in the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigative Group through funding from the National Eye Institute (NEI) at the 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 for patients. Ongoing research projects are investigating methods of treating nasolacrimal duct obstruction, infantile esotropia, and amblyopia. Patients who meet study criteria for ongoing projects are offered the opportunity to enroll in clinical trials. For more information regarding these ongoing projects, please follow the links below:
References for publications that have been authored by the center's ophthalmologists, detailing the results of completed research studies, can be found on the physicians' CVs, linked below.