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San Antonio Eye Center Clinical Research Department

San Antonio Eye Center is strategically developing the Clinical Research Department with the primary focus of providing the best in patient eye care by strengthening and developing new and existing relationships with study sponsors, regulatory entities, and study patients.

Through clinical research we are committed to furthering our understanding of ophthalmic conditions, their treatment and prevention. Our aim is to go beyond conventional therapies to provide extraordinary care for all patients with vision threatening eye diseases.

Without patients who commit their time to participate in clinical trials, medical advances would not be made and future, effective therapies would be impossible. We applaud all who step forward to make a difference. We encourage patients who may be eligible for a pending or ongoing trial to consider closely the possibility of enrolling in one.

Have You Been Diagnosed With Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension?

Glaucoma is a progressive optic neuropathy that causes characteristic loss of visual fields and can eventually lead to blindness. A major risk factor for glaucomatous visual field loss is elevated intraocular pressure, or ocular hypertension.

We're currently conducting a research study that tests the effectiveness of an investigational eye drop that helps to reduce ocular pressure in people of Japanese descent.

To qualify for this research study, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be of Japanese ethnicity proven by birth certificate or family tree
  • Have a diagnosis of open-angle glaucoma (OAG) or ocular hypertension (OHT) in both eyes (OAG in one eye and OHT in the other eye is acceptable)

Ongoing Clinical Trials and Studies

Under the direction of our highly skilled physicians, we are conducting clinical trials and studies in:

  • Retina
  • Glaucoma
  • Uveitis

​If you would like more information about any one of our studies please email Marvin Martinez at

Or call 210 226-6169 and ask to speak to our Research Coordinators if there is a specific trial you are interested in.