Research activities funded by CERE are devoted to the advancement of ophthalmic medical and surgical care. Recent studies have focused on glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diseases of the retina and cornea. Current investigations at CERE focus on the use of lasers in ophthalmic treatment programs, the healing process following eye surgery and the use of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals.
Studies by CERE are performed within the offices of Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston and at the Boston Eye Surgery and Laser Center, both located in Boston, Massachusetts. Collaborative studies are performed with Cape Cod Eye Surgery and Laser Center, the National Institute of Health, and with national and international institutions.
An independent Investigational Review Board (IRB)
a new study is approved.
Ophthalmologists at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston make up the CERE research faculty. To conduct this research, OCB ophthalmologists use the most advanced diagnostic, laser and surgical techniques available. The ophthalmologists are Board Certified and hold teaching appointments at Harvard Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Medical Center.
The International Eye Care Project has been restoring vision to patients in need for the last decade and has proven to be a model of sustainability. CERE has supported projects in Nepal, Belize, Honduras, Bhutan, Thailand, and Cambodia. In addition to restoring vision, we aim to restore quality of life and economic productivity for these people in need. In addition to international missions, the other major benefit of the CERE International USA Team is to educate the countries' ophthalmologists on the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.
Many international ophthalmologists visit CERE in the United States for advanced training on technologies and practice efficiency in delivery of patient care. CERE has effectively raised matching funds from organizations and foundations in order to further leverage your donations. All team members pay their own travel expenses and take vacation time to work on these projects so your donation will go to helping those in need.