Research & Clinical Trials

Dr. Rajesh Shetty Florida Eye Specialist

The board-certified fellowship-trained physicians at Florida Eye Specialists are recognized in their respective ophthalmic subspecialties for their leadership and contributions to the advancement of eye care. Our doctors are engaged in clinical trials and lecture frequently to other eye doctors locally and at national meetings. They were some of the first to introduce many state-of-the-art surgical techniques and eye procedures to Northeast Florida in a myriad of ophthalmic trials. Trials involved cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, dry eye, wet macular degeneration, and herpes. Our team also works with multiple pharmaceutical and medical device companies such as Aerie Pharmaceutical, Alcon, Allysta Pharmaceuticals, Bausch & Lomb, Glaukos, INC Research, Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, New York University Grossman School of Medicine, Nicox Ophthalmics, and Novo Nordisk.

Concierge Service

Because qualification for each Clinical Research Trial is very thorough and unique, we take the time to walk you through what exactly it would mean to participate.

If you would like more information on the current Clinical Research Trials we are involved in, please contact our Clinical Research Department at (904) 267-1584 and she will be happy to discuss it with you.

Current Clinical Trials

Now Partnered With East Coast Institute for Research

Current research trials will be listed below. Click on a study link to learn more. The following links will direct you to the trial description on unless otherwise noted. All links open in a new window.

General Ophthalmology



Dry Eye

Diabetic Retinopathy

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration