Center InformationAmber Hides
Clinical Research Recruiter
The Eye Care Institute/Butchertown Clinical Trials
1536 Story Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
Currently Enrolling Trials
The Eye Care Institute began in 1984 with a commitment to serving Louisville area residents in need of quality eye care. Our practice expanded to several offices offering cutting edge procedures that kept pace with advances in the field of ophthalmology.
Twenty years ago we expanded our practice to include an embedded clinical trials research site, which we now call Butchertown Clinical Trials. This has led to the development of new therapeutic options for our patients and for others with similar medical conditions.
Our clinical trials successes include EYSUVIS™, Durysta™, iStent®, Xiidra®, Hydrus®, True Tear®, Rhopressa®, Inveltys®, Lumigan®, Lotemax®, Vexol®, and Visudyne®.
The Eye Care Institute has been conducting clinical trials for over 20 years. In the past three years alone we have participated in 26 clinical and surgical trials including both drug and device trials. Our sponsor and CRO list includes: Allergan, Alcon Research, Bausch and Lomb, the FDA Office of Orphan Product Development, ORA, Senju, Kala, Shire, the National Eye Institute, Merck & Co., and Pfizer, just to name a few.
We utilize RealTime – CTMS trial management software. RealTime – CTMS gives us the ability to keep track of trial subjects, study visits and pay stipends to trial participants. We also use MDI Intellichart™ and Nextech™ scheduling software to easily search for potential subjects by condition, disease and inclusion / exclusion criteria.
Some of The Eye Care Institute’s clinical trial areas include: glaucoma, cataracts, corneal wounds, dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration, and conjunctivitis. We have also expanded our study areas to nutritional studies, diabetes education, clinical surveys and more.
We have a dedicated Clinical Research Department that, with the backing of other Eye Care Institute staff and administration, regularly conducts multiple trials simultaneously. We are dedicated to providing our clients with a professional and efficient, results driven environment to maximize clinical outcomes.
Our practice operates on a 21,00 sq ft medical campus with a dedicated clinical research facility building We arelocated on major bus lines and with an expressway exit in front of the building. We have a parking lot with over 138 free parking spaces. Our facility has 21 exam rooms and 5 procedure rooms. Our diagnostic equipment is state of the art. For LASIK related procedures, we have the Alcon EX500 Excimer Laser, and the Alcon FS200 Femtosecond Laser. For Cataract and Glaucoma procedures, we have the Lumenic Duet Spectre SLT and YAG Integrated laser system. We offer multiple digital imaging and diagnostic platforms.
Our site has a staff of over 50 employees, one-third of which have been with the practice for over 10 years. We have 13 Certified Ophthalmology Assistants who efficiently and precisely execute exam procedures to help diagnose patients’ conditions. Our Clinical Research Department adheres to standards of practice to maintain the integrity of data collection and entry of source material. All Ophthalmology Assistants and Clinical Research Coordinators are GCP certified. Our concierge services ensure that we deliver a professional, efficient appointment process that maximizes medical outcomes and enhances patient satisfaction in the process. Our administration department uses the latest medical records systems to maintain and protect patient medical information across platforms.
Dr. Brennan P. Greene MD, Specialties: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular lens implant, Laser eye surgery, Glaucoma treatment and care, Ocular consultations and Diabetic care.
Dr. John C. Meyer MD, Specialties: Corneal Transplants, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular lens implant, Corneal and External diseases, LASIK, PRK, LASEK and other specialty laser vision correction for Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and Astigmatism.
Dr. Guruprasad R. Pattar MD, Specialties: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreo Retinal Treatment and care, Glaucoma treatment and care, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular lens implant.
Dr. Thomas W. Harper MD, Specialty: Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Surgery.
Dr. Jacob J. Yunker MD, Specialty: Vitreo-Retinal Diseases and Surgery.
Dr. Hayley Woodruff OD, Area of Concentration: Contact Lens Examination and fitting, Complete eye Examinations for Adults, Children and Adolescent eye care (Ages 3 and over).
Dr. Emily Ebelhar OD, Area of Concentration: Complete eye Examinations for Adults, Children and Adolescent eye care (Ages 3 and over).
Dr. Frances Weinstock MD, Area of Concentration: Family Medicine.
Clinical Trial Staff
Mark M. Prussian, CEO Budget and Contract Negotiations
Mandy Kessinger Clinical Research Coordinator
Kellye Johnson Clinical Research Coordinator
Liz Trieu Clinical Research Assistant
Amber Hides Recruitment & Feasibility Specialist
Julianne Powell-Sutton Study Coordinator
Aaron Wilson Clinical Research Assistant