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Southwest Eye Care's research department is dedicated to advancing eye care through cutting-edge research studies. Our commitment to improving vision health is at the forefront of everything we do, and our team of experts is driven by a passion for innovation and discovery.

Our primary mission is to contribute to the advancement of eye care by conducting comprehensive research studies. We aim to uncover new insights, develop innovative solutions, and ultimately improve the quality of life for individuals with vision challenges. Through our commitment to excellence, we strive to be at the forefront of pioneering discoveries that shape the future of eye care.


At the heart of our research endeavors is a deep commitment to the well-being of patients. We prioritize a patient-centric approach, ensuring that our studies are designed to address real-world challenges and deliver meaningful outcomes that positively impact the lives of those affected by vision impairments.


Join us on our journey to make a difference in the world of eye care. Together, we are pushing the boundaries of knowledge, embracing innovation, and working towards a future where everyone can enjoy the gift of clear and healthy vision.

Current Studies

We are currently engaged in the following studies and are accepting enrollment of participants:

Nicox: NCX 470, is a nitric oxide donating bimatoprost eye drop study. The studies goal is to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.


Glaukos iStent with iDose: Glaukos iStent with iDose is a randomized surgical procedure performed with the goal of lowering IOP in patients with open angle glaucoma, and ocular hypertension.

Fulfilled Studies

Glaukos iDose: A small canister of Travoprost placed in the eye to dispense the medication over 3 years to lower eye pressure.

*Not actively enrolling, FDA approved as of December 2023


Elios: A laser procedure making micro channels to help regulate the in and outflow of fluid in the eye lowering the eye pressure.

*Not actively enrolling

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"Driven by a passion for research, I embarked on my journey with the realization that each study I undertake lays the foundation for thousands of patients to benefit from the latest technology in ophthalmology. The prospect of shaping the future through groundbreaking studies is what fuels my dedication and keeps me motivated in advancing eye care."

- Jabin Krassin, M.D.

Contact the Research Department

Research Team: Jabin Krassin, M.D., Chad Dockter, O.D. & Aubree Thorseth, O.D.
Clinical Research Coordinator: Tabitha Traxler, COA

Telephone: (952)479-6386

For more information, please contact the Southwest Eye Care Clinical Research Department.

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