Research Center Profile:
Philadelphia Eye Associates
Philadelphia Eye Associates, a private comprehensive
ophthalmology practice, was first started in 1978. We are dedicated
to excellence in both direct patient care and clinical research.
Our six board certified physicians who were all trained at either
Wills Eye Hospital or University of Pennsylvania, are committed to
being on the forefront of clinical ophthalmology while strictly
adhering to the principles elaborated in Good Clinical Practice,
the Declaration of Helsinki, and the FDA regulations.
We have had extensive experience in trials which range from
Phase II-IV since 2001. We will accept proposals for Phase I
Thus far, the completed and ongoing trials are in the
- Dry Eye
- Normal/Safety (ophthalmologic and dermatologic)
- Refractive Surgery and Phakic IOL
- Contact Lenses
- Ocular Safety of anti-psychotic medication
We have worked with the following sponsors and
- Bausch and Lomb
- Freeman Group
- InSite Vision
- Johnson & Johnson (Vistakon)
- Medennium(now for CIBA)
- Ophthalmic Research Associates
- Research Dynamics
- CRI Worldwide
- Ista Pharmaceuticals
- Abbott Medical Optics
Our clinical research department is located at our South
Philadelphia location where we have dedicated space to accommodate
the needs of our coordinators, visiting monitors and sponsors. The
documents from current and prior trials are archived in secure
areas at this location. We have two other locations in the
Philadelphia area which are available for clinical research should
the demands of a trial require their use. ETDRS charts are at each
office. Locked refrigerators and cabinets are at all locations. We
have a total of 18 examination rooms which are all equipped for
full examinations. Photography, perimetry, pachymetry, laser,
biometric ultrasound are available at each site. Our other
2610 East Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
1113 Hospital Drive Suite 302,
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Philadelphia Eye Associates has six board certified
ophthalmologists and one optometrist, all who have been Principal
Investigators or Sub-investigators on the studies referenced
Stacey Ackerman, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Clinical Research
Mark Blecher, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgery
Carolyn Repke, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic Surgery
Marc Garden, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Medical Retina
Robert Behar, M.D.
Brad Feldman, MD
Cornea and Refractive Surgery
All members of our research department have experience working
with monitors and sponsors. Our assistant CRCs are in the process
of becoming certified. In addition to the members of our research
department listed below we have eight ophthalmic technicians.
Monica Martofel, CRC since 2001, CCRC since 2008
Lisa Flynn, CRC since 2005, CCRC since 2009
Kelleanne Miles, CRC since 2005, CCRC since 2008
Our patient demographic is diverse in terms of ocular pathology,
ethnicity and socioeconomic characteristics. We draw patients from
both Philadelphia proper and the suburbs.
We are able to use a Central IRB of the Sponsor's
For Sponsors and CROs:
Clinical Research Coordinator, Manager/Clinical Research
Philadelphia Eye Associates
1703 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148 USA
215-339-8100 ext. 1120
215-339-8100 ext. 1115
If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss placing a clinical
trial there, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from
the research center will then follow up with you.