Dr. Jason Bacharach was the first doctor in the Western United States to implant the Glaukos iStent, the first micro-invasive glaucoma surgical device, i.e., MIGS, to treat intraocular pressure. It is currently the smallest medical device ever cleared for use in the U.S. by the FDA.
Our Research Activities and Industry Affiliations
Physicians provide an ideal resource for valuable recommendations on how to improve the safety and efficacy of existing medications and devices and are often offered ongoing consulting opportunities to furnish expert technical assistance and feedback to companies in the development and refinement of those improvements. In short, physician expertise, feedback, and experience are critical to ongoing advances and innovations in medical technology.
When a biomedical company wants to introduce new advancements in technology to the U.S. market, an official FDA (Food and Drug Administration) clinical trial is required. North Bay Eye Associates is proud that our clinical research director and expert ocular surgeon, Dr. Jason Bacharach, has been involved in research for over twenty years. He has also been the principal investigator in over 140 Phase II-IV clinical trials (pharma & device) since 1993, when our clinical research center was established.
Dr. Bacharach is often selected to collaborate with leaders from the pharmaceutical and medical device industry leaders to design and conduct various stages of clinical studies, which have focused on increasing the effectiveness of Glaucoma Management, Ocular Hypertension, Cataract Surgery, Dry Eye, and Blepharitis, and other ocular diseases. In addition, he is frequently invited to consult with industry and to present the results of the studies, conducted at NBEA’s research facility, to other healthcare providers throughout the Country.
Clinical Research has become an integral part of our practice over the years. We believe this close association with industry leaders has and will continue to afford us the opportunity to offer the latest advances in treatment and technology and provide the highest quality of eye care to our patients throughout Sonoma County.