Why We Do Research

Retina Group of Florida places a high priority on its commitment to the advancement of medical research. Through the Retina Research Foundation, a fully staffed division of Retina Group of Florida, we work with scientists at the Foundation Fighting Blindness, National Eye Institute, and other academic institutions to find and test new treatments for eye disease. Our highly skilled physicians are involved in medical studies concerning macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vascular occlusion of the retina, new surgical techniques, and other diseases of the eye. We periodically announce the latest research findings to our patients at special seminars.

Clinical trials are a very significant part of our research because they allow us to bring potential treatment options to you long before they are available to the general population. We currently are involved in more than a dozen clinical trials, including some that may restore sight for some people with macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Retina Group of Florida is a prominent member of the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Network, a select group of physicians conducting clinical trials in partnership with the National Eye Institute. Your doctor will know if you are a candidate for any of these exciting new discoveries. Some of our physicians also serve as clinical faculty members of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine on both the Miami and Boca Raton campuses and principal investigators in ground-breaking advances in the treatment of eye diseases, in addition to their full-time medical practices. This dedication to advanced medical science is just part of our vision for the future in retinal health care.

Retina Group of Florida is currently involved in multiple national clinical trials of the latest medical and surgical advances in retinal disease, including:

Macular Degeneration
We have multiple studies for new treatments for macular degeneration ongoing.
They currently include:

  • Lucentis
  • VGEF-Trap
  • Avastin

Vascular Occlusion

  • We have multiple studies for new treatments for retinal vein occlusions


  • We have multiple studies for new treatments for the treatment of uveitis.

Diabetic Retinopathy

  • We have multiple studies for new treatments for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy.

For more information please call our office at 954-776-6880 and ask to speak to one of the Study Coordinators.