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) reviews proposed research studies to ensure the efficacy and safety of protocols and treatment. IRB approval is required before 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.