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Clinical Eye Trials & Ophthalmology Research

Current Clinical Trials

General Study Guidelines:

  • Most studies require the participant to be 18+ years old
  • Cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Willing and able to complete all study visits
  • Reasonable travel expenses for some studies/visits may be approved
  • Complete visit schedules (including dates and times) are provided upon successful entry into any study
  • Visits can be rescheduled as required

Blepharitis

Clinical Trial Information

Condition Information

Blepharitis is an eyelid inflammatory condition that may be caused by bacteria, overactivity of glands, gland dysfunction, or a combination of these.

Symptoms include burning, crusting, tearing, irritation, itching, redness, and the sensation of a foreign object in the eye.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Have a clinical diagnosis of active, symptomatic blepharitis in at least one eye.
  • Have Intraocular pressure (IOP) >8mmHg and ≤22mmHg
  • Willing to use non-prescription lid scrubs throughout the duration of the study

Length of Trial: 5 visits over 6 weeks

Study Stipend: $30 per visit to reimburse travel expenses (equals $150 upon successful completion of all visits)

Cataracts (Inflammation associated with post cataract surgery)

Clinical Trial Information

Condition Information

Patients must have inflammation and pain associated with cataract surgery

Inclusion Criteria

  • Subjects who are candidates for routine, uncomplicated unilateral cataract surgery

Length of Trial: 6 visits over 1 month

Study Stipend: $450.00 (upon successful completion of all visits)

Contact Lens

Condition Information

Patients must be habitual users of extended wear soft contact lenses.

Inclusion Criteria

  • 18-40 years of age
  • Myopic and require lens correction from -0.50 to -6.00 in each eye
  • Must have access to an internet connection and have a personal email to receive and send emails
  • Additional criteria to be be evaluated by an Investigator at no cost to the patient

Length of Trial: 2 visits over 15 days

Study Stipend: $125.00 (upon successful completion of all visits)

Dry Eyes

Clinical Trial Information

Condition Information

Patients must have a history of dry eye symptoms.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Have a reported history of dry eyes for at least 6 months and treating with artificial tears
  • Additional criteria to be be evaluated by an Investigator at no cost to the patient

Length of Trial: 6 visits over 14 weeks

Study Stipend: $650.00 (upon successful completion of all visits)

Dry Eyes/Sjögren’s Syndrome

Clinical Trial Information

Condition Information

Sjogren’s (Show-grins) syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that affects the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands.  The eyes and mouth are usually affected first; however, additional symptoms may include:

  • Joint pain or swelling, skin rashes or dryness, vaginal dryness, persistent cough, prolonged fatigue

Patients with this condition may also have dental issues, frequent yeast infections, and/or thyroid conditions

Inclusion Criteria

  • History or current diagnosis of Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Testing for Sjogren’s Syndrome can be completed at Bergstrom Eye Research

Length of Trial: 5 visits over 2 months

Study Stipend: $500.00 (upon successful completion of all visits)

Myopia in Children

Clinical Trial Information

Condition Information

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is defined as having a refractive error of worse than 0.50 diopters (-0.50 D).

Myopia is among the 5 conditions that have been identified as immediate priorities by the World Health Organization in its Global Initiative for the Elimination of Avoidable Blindness.

Inclusion Criteria

  • 3-14 years of age (at the time of screening)
  • Subject (or parent/guardian) has demonstrated ability to administer eyedrops
  • Myopia of 0.5 D to 6.00 D
    • Astigmatism ≤1.50 D
    • Anisometropia ≤1.00 D

Length of Trial: 11 visits over 4 years

Study Stipend: Up to $1152.00 (upon successful completion of all study visits and questionnaires) 

  • Reimbursements for new glasses/contact prescription changes may be provided (once per year).

Open Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension

Clinical Trial Information

Condition Information

Glaucoma is a collection of disorders characterized by a gradual loss of vision with several recognized risk factors, including increased intraocular pressure (IOP).

Inclusion Criteria

  • Have open angle glaucoma, or ocular hypertension in both eyes and likely to be controlled on monotherapy.
  • Unmedicated intraocular pressure (IOP) ≥ 22 mmHg and ≤ 34 mmHg in at least one eye

Length of Trial: 5 visits over 3 months

Study Stipend: $500.00 (upon successful completion of all visits)

Contact one of our team members below or use the link to book an appointment

Kristen N. Peterson

Chief Operating Officer

Erica Glaser

Clinical Study Manager
erica@bergstromeye.com | 701.478.0061

Lance Bergstrom, MD

President / Principal Investigator
701.478.0061

Carrie Iverson

Clinical Study Manager

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