Ophthalmology Clinical Trials in California

Dive into the world of Ophthalmology Clinical Trials with FOMAT Medical Research. Our focus is on enhancing treatment possibilities for eye conditions by conducting detailed clinical trials. We aim to assist individuals in search of new treatment options and entities seeking collaboration in clinical research.

About Ophthalmology Conditions

Ophthalmology encompasses a vast array of conditions affecting the eyes and vision, ranging from common and easily treatable to complex diseases requiring advanced medical intervention. At FOMAT Medical Research, we are committed to enhancing treatment opportunities through rigorous clinical trials for a variety of eye conditions. Below are some of the top conditions in ophthalmology that our research focuses on:

Types of Eye Conditions

Ophthalmologists diagnose and treat a wide range of eye conditions, ensuring your vision is preserved and your eyes remain healthy. Below is an overview of common conditions treated by eye specialists:

  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye): A condition where the vision in one eye does not develop properly, leading to decreased vision.

  • Dry Eye: A syndrome characterized by insufficient lubrication and moisture on the eye’s surface, causing discomfort and vision issues.
  • Macular Degeneration (AMD): A disease that affects the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision, leading to vision loss in the center field of view.
  • Refractive Errors: This includes nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, and presbyopia, which affect how the eyes focus light, impacting vision clarity.
  • Retinal Detachment: A serious condition where the retina peels away from its underlying layer of support tissue, requiring immediate medical attention to prevent permanent vision loss.
  • Bacterial Infections: These infections can affect different parts of the eye, leading to redness, pain, and potential vision damage if untreated.


Symptoms of eye conditions can vary widely, ranging from mild discomfort to severe vision impairment. Common symptoms include:

  • Blurry or distorted vision.
  • Eye pain or discomfort.
  • Redness or inflammation.
  • Dryness or a feeling of having something in your eye.
  • Sudden onset of floaters or flashes of light.

The variability in symptom presentation underscores the importance of consulting an ophthalmologist for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Causes and Risk Factors

Eye conditions can be triggered by a multitude of factors:

  • Genetic Predisposition: Many eye conditions, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, have a genetic component, making family history a significant risk factor.
  • Environmental Factors: Exposure to certain chemicals, pollutants, and excessive sunlight can increase the risk of eye conditions.
  • Lifestyle Influences: Poor nutrition, smoking, and excessive screen time can contribute to eye strain and diseases.

The Importance of Ophthalmology Trials

Access Cutting-Edge Treatments

Clinical trials involve research conducted on human participants to evaluate medical, surgical, or behavioral interventions. These trials are essential for researchers to ascertain the safety and effectiveness of new treatments. By participating in clinical trials, patients can access cutting-edge therapies and significantly contribute to the advancement of medical science.

Why Participate in Clinical Trials?

Joining ophthalmology clinical trials offers access to innovative treatments not yet public, potentially improving health outcomes where standard therapies haven't succeeded. Participants contribute to research that deepens the understanding of eye conditions, advancing treatment methods and patient care. Being part of a trial is crucial for developing new therapies that could significantly enhance future patient lives. Plus, trials provide thorough monitoring by healthcare professionals, ensuring additional medical support.

Frequently Asked Questions

The duration of a clinical trial depends on various factors, including the nature of the illness and the type of medication under investigation. For instance, when a study focuses on a treatment for a chronic disease, participants may be monitored over an extended period. Conversely, trials involving antibiotics tend to be brief, as patients are usually observed for just a few days.

Depending on the study and the study process, in some cases, you will have to keep track of your process, in other cases you will not, but you will have the support and guidance of the research team.

As a research participant, you have the right to drop out of a study at anytime, the right to be given new information about the study, and the right to ask questions at any time and have them answered promptly.

Yes. Although the purpose of the study is not to treat an individual for any health condition, a study may involve clinical procedures such as an MRI, blood tests, hearing tests, etc. In order to complete these and other tests, the researcher must know the volunteer's general state of health to ensure his or her safety during the clinical study process.

No, you do not have to be a US citizen to participate in a clinical trial. We also do not ask for your social security number. All we ask is that you have a physical address and some form of ID that we can use during the enrollment process.

Sure, you can refer any friend or family member who is willing to participate in a study, for more information click here!

Who is FOMAT Medical Research?

FOMAT Medical Research is California's largest research site network, dedicated to advancing clinical research and improving patient outcomes. With an extensive network of research sites and a relentless commitment to innovating healthcare through diversity, FOMAT Medical Research collaborates with industry Sponsors and CROs to accelerate the development of groundbreaking therapies across multiple therapeutic areas. FOMAT is a founding member of hyperCORE International, a super network of fully professionalized research site organizations.

Why Partner with Us for Ophthalmology Trials?

We offer unparalleled expertise, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to excellence in every study we conduct. Our collaborative approach ensures that partners and participants alike are supported throughout the research process, paving the way for meaningful advancements in ophthalmology.

Meet Our Experts

Our team of ophthalmologists is comprised of leading experts dedicated to advancing eye care through research. With specialties ranging across all major ophthalmology conditions, our professionals bring depth of knowledge and a commitment to innovation in each study. This section would ideally include photos, bios, and areas of expertise for each ophthalmologist, highlighting their contributions to the field and ensuring visitors can connect with our specialists’ groundbreaking work.

Ragui Sedeek

Ragui W. Sedeek, MD

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Santa Maria, CA

Paul Nazemi, MD

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Oxnard, CA