Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the Eye Institute

Clinical and Translational Research Studies at the Eye Institute

Our mission is to improve, restore, and preserve sight. Research is an integral part of this mission. In fact, since its opening in 1976, the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute has been committed to advancing our ability to provide excellent clinical and surgical care through investing in research. From developing novel surgical techniques, to participating in national clinical trials to test new drugs, to advancing state-of-the art imaging tools to study retinal disease, we remain at the forefront of vision research.

Clinical Research Coordinator with a patient

Currently Enrolling Studies

We are proud of our research history, and today we continue to be actively involved in a number of exciting research studies. Of course, our research would not be possible without the participation of research volunteers. Below you will find details on all of our current research studies. If you think you qualify and would like more information or are interested in participating, please click the "Learn More" button next to that study.
 Study   Age Gender IRB Approval  

MacTel Natural History Observation and Registry
for MacTel Type2

Learn More 18 + gender
I am interested
Retrophin CTX Prevalence Cataract Study
Learn More 18+ gender
I am interested
Color Blindness Learn More


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Albinism Learn More    gender PRO00023898
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Normal Vision Learn More    gender PRO00017439 
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 Retinitis Pigmentosa and Usher Syndrome Learn More    gender PRO00017439
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 U24: Developing Cone-Dominant Retinal Disease Models Learn More  7+  gender  PRO00036249


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Ongoing Research Studies | Not Currently Enrolling

Ongoing Research Studies | Not Currently Enrolling

Study Age Gender IRB Approval
eyeGENE® Learn More 18+ gender CHW 08/228
Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network – Protocol AC  Learn More 18+   gender  Jaeb IRB application 2018-33272, 8/6/2018  

Closed Studies

Runge Card Study for Visual Acuity 
TED01RV Study for Thyroid Eye Disease 
Acucela SEATTLE Study for Advanced Dry AMD 
Allergan-PALM Study for Diabetic Macular Edema
Imaging Study for Dry and Wet AMD
Horizon OPTIC

AREDS2 10-Year Follow-On Study

Alcon HAWK Study for Wet AMD

Biomarkers Study for Eye Disease

Alkeus TEASE Study for Stargardt Disease
Score 2 Study for Retinal Vein Occlusion



Please call (414) 955-7862 to speak with Eye Institute Clinical Research staff.