Pediatrics and Strabismus

Clinical Trial to evaluate antibiotics used during surgery

This prospective, randomized trial will enroll children who are undergoing cataract surgery. The study will evaluate two antibiotics to treat inflammation after surgery drugs that are currently FDA approved for adults.

Investigators: Federico G. Velez, MD, Stacey L. Pineles, MD, and Joseph Demer MD PhD


Evaluation of a drug during pediatric cataract surgery
The purpose of this research study is to determine if adding a drug to the rinsing solution helps keep the pupil dilated (open) during cataract surgery and to see if it reduces eye pain after surgery.  The study doctor is also doing this study to find out if receiving this drug is better in children than receiving the standard of care treatment, Phenylephrine HCl alone. 

Investigators: Federico G. Velez, MD, Stacey L. Pineles, MD, and Joseph Demer MD PhD


Sensory Processing and Learning

This study evaluates amblyopic patients, who are traditionally thought to be beyond the critical period for treatment. Those subjects will be enrolled and randomized to one of the two amblyopia therapies using a perceptual learning technique.

Investigator: Stacey L. Pineles, MD