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Visionary Care Through Research at East Florida Eye Institute


Unveiling New Horizons in Ophthalmology

At the East Florida Eye Institute, we see beyond today’s standards of eye care, focusing on the possibilities of tomorrow. Our quest is propelled by a relentless pursuit of knowledge through clinical research, directly influencing the treatment options we offer to our patients. Our work spans the gamut of eye diseases, including Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Eye Disease, Glaucoma, and Dry Eye Disease. Each study we undertake is a step toward a brighter future for those who walk through our doors.


Tailored Treatments Shaped by Research

In the heart of Stuart, Florida, our vision research center is more than a hub of innovation; it's a place where patients receive care that's informed by the latest scientific advances. We pride ourselves on integrating cutting-edge diagnostic equipment with groundbreaking therapies to deliver personalized care. Every breakthrough we achieve is an opportunity to refine our approach and offer you treatments designed for your unique situation.


A Global Stamp of Excellence

The expertise cultivated within the walls of EFEI is recognized across continents. The pioneering work of our doctors, particularly in the realms of Wet Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma, has garnered attention from leading ophthalmology journals and international medical research platforms such as Euro Times and Doctor’s Guide. This global recognition is a testament to the transformative research conducted here — research that translates into superior care for you.


Spotlight on Dr. Ronald E.P. Frenkel's Research

Dr. Ronald E.P. Frenkel, a name synonymous with ophthalmic innovation at EFEI, has made waves with his published research in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Dr. Frenkel's study offers a way to anticipate how a patient’s vision might respond to anti-VEGF therapy for wet AMD. This capability to forecast treatment outcomes marks a significant leap forward in patient care, offering new hope to those grappling with this challenging condition.


The Fight Against Glaucoma: A New Discovery

Glaucoma research at EFEI has unearthed a novel risk factor: nocturnal dips in blood pressure. This insight is crucial for understanding glaucoma progression and forms the basis of new strategies to combat this silent thief of sight. By monitoring and managing this newfound risk factor, we’re improving patient outcomes and redefining glaucoma care.


Our Commitment to the Treasure Coast

The Eye Research Foundation, the charitable arm of EFEI, embodies our dedication to combating eye diseases. Our mission is steadfast: to offer the most advanced care to our "treasured" patients along Florida's Treasure Coast. Your vision is our mission, and every day we're working to ensure that you can "see" the beauty of life, every day.


Join Our Clinical Trials: A Call to Future Patients

We’re actively seeking participants for clinical trials on innovative treatments for Open Angle Glaucoma, Wet and Dry Macular Degeneration, Vein Occlusion, and more. By joining a trial at our Stuart or Port St. Lucie centers, you'll receive the latest treatments at no cost and may also be compensated for your time and travel.


Your involvement could be pivotal in the FDA approval of new therapies, as it has been with recent advancements for various eye conditions. We’re grateful to our patient-participants who are central to these achievements.


Embark on a Journey to Better Vision

If you're ready to explore the forefront of ophthalmic care, we welcome you to the East Florida Eye Institute. Here, pioneering research meets compassionate care, offering you a vision of health that's as bright as the Floridian sun.


Visit us to discover how you can benefit from our clinical research and to learn more about our ongoing trials. Together, we can pave the way to better vision.


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