Why are we doing pterygium research?
Pterygium is one of the lesser-studied topics in ophthalmology research. Visionary Eye Doctors has recently initiated a pterygium research protocol that supplements our existing clinical evaluation and post-operative care. With our state-of-the-art technology, we strive to produce research that incorporates technology and the expertise of our doctors, to contribute to the limited medical knowledge of the disease and most importantly achieve the best outcomes for our patients.
Our Clinical Research Team
The research team is led by J. Alberto Martinez, MD, founder of Visionary Eye Doctors and board-certified ophthalmologist with sub-specialty expertise in corneal, refractive and laser surgery.
J. Alberto Martinez, M.D. (Pterygium surgeon) – Dr. Martinez graduated from American University and Georgetown University Medical School. As a cornea specialist, Dr. Martinez performs pterygium surgery on a regular basis. This research was started by Dr. Martinez because he had many questions about this disease. Pterygium not only affects himself, but also his family, making this research not only an academic endeavor, but a personal one as well. Patients from many different backgrounds and geographic locations seek pterygium surgery from Dr. Martinez.
Sandra L. Cremers, M.D., F.A.C.S. (Pterygium surgeon and dry eye specialist) – Dr. Cremers graduated from Columbia University and completed the Brown University and Dartmouth University Joint Program in Medicine. She has research and clinical experience from Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University. Dr. Cremers also performs pterygium surgery and is a dry eye specialist.