We believe in a strong partnerships and like-minded collaboration with industry and government sponsors working together to discover new and improved treatments for all eye diseases. Below, our current and future research partners can find information about our research.

Areas of Research

The LLUEI-Research Division pursues research expanding our knowledge in the following fields:

  • Retina
  • Glaucoma
  • Cornea
  • Cataracts
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Uveitis
  • Pediatrics
  • Oculoplastics 
  • Investigator initiated studies

Available Equipment for Research

  • Konan Specular Microscope Noncon Robo Model: SP-9000
  • Topcon 50DX Fundus Camera (x 2)
  • Zeiss FF450 Plus Fundus Camera
  • Haag Streit BX900 Slit-Lamp Camera
  • Heidelberg HRT Spectralis OCT w/Autofluorescence, Fluorescein Angiography, and Indocyanine Green capabilities.
  • Ellex V4 Ultrasound with Posterior B-scan, UBM (40 MHz high resolution, Anterior Segment Ultrasound), Immersion A-scan, and Diagnostic A-scan.
  • RetCam Fundus Camera
  • IOL Master V5
  • Pentacam Anterior and Posterior Corneal Topography
  • Nidek OPD Anterior Corneal Topography
  • Nidek Endothelial Cell Count
  • Zeiss Humphrey Visual Field (x 3)
  • Pneumotonometer (x 2) 
  • Ultra Select LW Scientific Centrifuge Model: U8S-1

Exam Rooms

  • We have 15 exam rooms, including one designated for research

Original Medical Records/Source Documentations/CRF’s

  • Electronic medical records utilized
  • Protected EMR work queue provided for monitoring 
  • Experience with hard copy and electronic CRF’s

Monitoring Visits

  • Monitoring visit is scheduled with coordinator 2 - 4 weeks prior to visit in order to provide temporary access to e-files in EPIC.
  • A designated monitoring space provided
  • Phone, fax and copies are available in the research office
  • Internet access is available

Institutional Research Board

Loma Linda University Research Protection Programs
24887 Taylor Street, Suite 202
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Phone: 909-558-4531
Fax: 909-558-0131
Email: researchaffairs@llu.edu

  • The IRB meets twice a month from January through October, and once a month in November and December
  • Budget must be approved before submission to IRB
  • Submission deadline is 10 days prior to meeting
  • Approval documentation is 1 - 3 weeks after meeting
  • A fully executed contract is required prior to receiving IRB approval

Clinical Trial Center

  • Performs comprehensive feasibility analysis in partnership with Principal Investigators
  • Performs budget, contract and financial management for industry sponsored studies and assist with budget development and review for non-industry sponsored clinical studies
  • Performs Medicare Coverage analysis and facilitates compliant research billing
  • Provides regulatory management and clinical coordinator support as a contracted service
  • Serves as a liaison for enterprise electronic medical records and research application support 
  • Coordinates study advertising and subject recruitment and promote clinical research collaboration


Contracts and Budget Information

Budget Requirements

  • Institutional overhead
  • Study startup and closeout fees


  • Contract review runs concurrently with IRB review
  • 6 - 8 weeks to obtain fully executed contract

For a complete list of information on our site, view our brochures

Clinical Trials Brochure 

Research Brochure