Therapeutic Expertise: Ophthalmology

OPHTHALMOLOGY IMAGING SOLUTIONS

MERIT is a specialty ophthalmology core lab supporting Phase I – IV clinical trials. Our team are experts in managing and evaluating images, especially with ocular diseases affecting the retina. As a trusted partner to sponsors and CROs, we provide domain expertise, innovative imaging tools, and scalable solutions.

With MERIT, you benefit
from the following:

  • High-quality, reliable data review and interpretation: MERIT’s team of knowledgeable ophthalmologists (several are board-certified) provide domain expertise to assure high-quality, consistent data review and interpretation
  • Innovative Comprehensive Data Platform: Our cloud-based EXCELSIOR™ platform allows immediate transfer of data directly from qualified sites to a central database for review without installing software or configuring firewalls
  • Refined and Standardized Processes: MERIT’s exceptional reading center services for ophthalmic imaging often result in efficiencies such as competitive pricing and shortened timelines

With MERIT your study data and images can easily be shared between clinical sites, reading centers, CROs, and sponsors for maximum transparency. This makes managing global ophthalmic trials involving multiple reading centers and analysis of multiple modalities not only feasible, but practical.

OUR OPHTHALMIC PROCESS

Messages are sent directly to the project team from our data acquisition platform, allowing for smoother tracking of images

Our data acquisition platform makes site queries more efficient.

Immediate quality control enables quick confirmation that images have been acquired correctly

Prompt feedback to the site prevents further images from being acquired incorrectly

OPHTHALMOLOGY IMAGING SERVICES

MERIT’s comprehensive portfolio of ophthalmic services ensures your research is conducted accurately and efficiently. We seamlessly manage the imaging components of your trial, creating efficiencies for your drug development.

OUR IMAGING SERVICES:

  • Protocol Design & Consultation
  • Site Training & Certification
  • Image Acquisition & Upload
  • Image Read & Adjudication
  • Image Site Management
  • Study Management
  • Quality Assurance

IMAGING MODALITIES:

BCVA Certification & Centralized
Data Review Services

IMAGING SERVICES:

Upload and Centralized Review of BCVA in EXCELSIOR

Full and Express BCVA Technician Certification

BCVA Lane Certification

Certification Forms Maintained in EXCELSIOR

Confirmation of Acceptable Equipment

Tracking and Scheduling of Training and Certification

OPHTHALMOLOGY EXPERTISE

Adept analysis and proven expertise with MERIT.

A successful multi-center trial requires intrinsic understanding of various imaging techniques, developing meaningful outcome correlations, and formulating computational methodologies. Our insightful experts (several are board-certified ophthalmologists) help guide your selection of the right biomarkers that accurately reflect the characteristics of disease progression and treatment effects.

OPHTHALMOLOGY EXPERIENCE BY THE NUMBERS

OPHTHALMOLOGY STUDIES BY INDICATION

OPHTHALMIC CASE STUDY

IMAGING SOFTWARE

MERIT’s cloud-based EXCELSIOR™ platform allows immediate transfer of data directly from qualified sites to a central database for review without installing software or configuring firewalls. Our exceptional reading center services for ophthalmic imaging can be easily configured to meet sponsor and study requirements. EXCELSIOR, built specifically for supporting image data collection and management for ophthalmic clinical trials, offers the latest web and imaging technologies for data standardization, analysis, grading, and reporting.

OPHTHALMOLOGY DISEASE STATES

AMD

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a common eye condition and leading cause of vision loss among people aged 50 and over.

UVEITIS

Uveitis refers to the inflammation of structures on the uveal tract and causes 10-15% of cases of legal blindness in the US.

DR/DME

Diabetic Retinopathy/Diabetic Macular Edema (DR/DME) is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and a leading cause of vision impairment/blindness among working-age adults. Chronically high blood sugar is associated with damage to the blood vessels in the retina.

RVO

Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) is a common vascular disorder of the retina and one of the most common causes of vision loss worldwide.

GENE & STEM CELL THERAPIES

Gene and stem cell therapies are being investigated for potential therapeutic options for rare and orphan diseases in ophthalmology.

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