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Research Studies at Harvard Eye Associates


Raindrop™ Near Vision Inlay

Raindrop™ Near Vision Inlay

Arms aren't long enough to read a menu?

You may be experiencing Presbyopia. This common vision change is a normal part of aging yet is a significant problem, especially for people who have excellent distance vision and now find themselves straining to see a computer screen and having to wear reading glasses. Harvard Eye Associates is participating in a clinical study to evaluate a new procedure that could improve your near and intermediate vision, and reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses.

The Raindrop™ near vision inlay by ReVision Optics, Inc. (RVO) is a clear circular implant – like a tiny contact lens – that is implanted just beneath the surface of the eye. It is two millimeters in diameter (the size of a pinhead) and less than half the thickness of a human hair. The lens is designed so that it cannot be seen or felt once in place.

You may be a candidate if:

  • You have trouble reading a newspaper or magazine without glasses

  • You have difficulty with your close or intermediate vision (computer, cell phone, menu)

  • You have good distance vision, but need reading glasses to see things up close

  • You've never had eye surgery before

Qualifying candidates may be exempt from any charges. To find out more about this clinical study or to see if you are a candidate, at no charge, please call and speak with our study coordinator.

Interested patients should contact:
Carol Hardy, Clinical Research Coordinator 
Research Department at Harvard Eye Associates:

or 949-900-5248


Corneal Collagen Crosslinking (CXL) for Keratoconus and Ectasia

Riboflavin and UV Light to Strengthen the Cornea

Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

We are pleased to announce that we are conducting a research study coordinated by the CXL-USA study group.

Harvard Eye Associates is now able to provide this state-of-the-art treatment to qualified patients. Collagen crosslinking (CXL) is a procedure that uses Riboflavin and UV light to help strengthen a weakened cornea and has proven effective in most cases for reducing or halting the progression of keratoconus. This procedure has enabled patients to achieve a more comfortable fit with their rigid gas permeable contact lenses and reduces the possibility of needing a corneal transplant. This clinical trial is designed to study the benefits and safety of corneal collagen crosslinking in patients with either keratoconus or corneal ectasia after previous refractive surgery.

Interested patients should contact:
Carol Hardy, Clinical Research Coordinator 
Research Department at Harvard Eye Associates:

or 949-900-5248


CentraSight™ and the Telescope Implant

CentraSight™ and the Telescope Implant

End-Stage Age-related Macular Degeneration?

The CentraSight™ treatment program uses a tiny telescope, an FDA-approved medical device, which is implanted inside the eye to improve vision and quality of life for individuals affected by End-Stage AMD, the most advanced form of Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease of the retina and the leading cause of irreversible vision loss and legal blindness in individuals over the age of 65.

The CentraSight™ telescope implant, about the size of a pea, is intended to improve distance and near vision in people who have lost central vision in both eyes because of End-Stage AMD. The telescope implant is surgically placed inside one eye. The implanted eye provides central vision; the other eye provides peripheral vision. Read more about CentraSight™ and the Telescope Implant.

Interested patients should contact:
Carol Hardy, Clinical Research Coordinator 
Research Department at Harvard Eye Associates:

or 949-900-5248


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