Beth R. Friedland


Durham, NC
Park Ophthalmology
Current Job
Medical Director, Park Ophthalmology; Clinical Associate professor of Ophthalmology, UNC-Chapel Hill
MD, University of Florida 1979
Areas of Expertise
Cornea/External Disease, Cataract/Refractive Surgery, General Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Uveitis/Ocular Immunology
Willing to Travel Outside of the U.S.
Type of Research
Research Expertise

Clinical Research with visco-elastics, pre-clinical ; antibiotics, clinical phases 1-4; beta-blockers for glaucoma, phase 3-4; carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, pre-clinical to phase 4; Dry eye pharmaceuticals, phases 2-3, ocular toxicology, phases 1-4; contact lenses and solutions, phases 1-4, ocular allergy, phase 4, dry eye devices phase 1. As a consultant to several pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and to the FDA, was able to troubleshoot and assist in the reorientation of several projects that were having difficulties. Assisted in the development of protocols, writing applications, and post-market drug surveillance. Assisted with formulation issues on a number of topical and intraocular ophthalmic drugs. Extensive experience as a clinical investigator on a wide range of compounds in ocular pharmacology. Serving on Scientific Advisory Committee for start-up Ophthalmic Medical Device Company. Have acted as a mentor for Duke University Fuqua School of Business Biomedical corporations. Busy active private practice with two locations 28+ years, cataract, glaucoma, anterior segment surgery.

Titles of Previous Presentations

How to handle ophthalmic emergencies in the workplace. Glaxo-Wellcome health services, RTP, NC 1998 Photo-refractive surgery update.Uof F Medical Alumni Mid-Winter Symposium, Keystone, CO, March 14, 1999 Photodynamic therapy for macular degeneration. U of F Medical Alumni Mid-Winter Symposium, Park City, UT, March 2000 Visual field deficits and driving: workshop for NC DMV. Raleigh, NC, June 2000 Tribute to TH Maren, M.D. Carbonic Anhydrase inhibitors in ophthalmology. U of F Medical Alumni Mid-Winter Symposium, Beaver Creek, CO, March 2001 Laser Vision Correction Update. U of F Medical Alumni Mid –Winter Symposium, Beaver Creek, CO, March 2001 Clinical Ocular Allergy. NC Optometric Central meeting, sponsored by Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Fayetteville, NC April 2004 Ocular Allergy Update. Central NJ Ophthalmology Meeting, sponsored by Inspire Pharmaceuticals, May 2005. Inspire Sales Training Meeting, A day in the General Ophthalmology Clinic January 11, 2006 Ocular Allergy for Allergists, Winston Salem, NC, sponsored by Inspire Pharmaceuticals January 24, 2006