The Liverpool Ophthalmic Reading Centre (LORC) is part of the Clinical Eye Research Centre at St Paul's Eye Unit and is strongly linked with the research activity of the Department of Eye and Vision Science, Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease at the University of Liverpool.
Who we are
LORC was established in 2005 to support multi-centre clinical trials on eye diseases, including those concerning age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.
Our internationally-accredited graders review various types of high quality photographic images and scans of the eye to allow us to objectively evaluate, classify and create detailed reports for large national and international clinical research studies. Our experienced clinicians provide support and quality assurance.
LORC is linked to reading centres in Belfast and Moorfields, London. All three reading centres form the Network of Reading Centres UK (NetwORC UK) coordinated by the Central Angiographic Reading Centre (CARF) in Belfast.
Image types we use include
- stereo colour fundus photography
- optical coherence tomography (OCT)
- fluorescein angiography
- indocyanine green angiography
- wide-field imaging
- visual fields
Liverpool Ophthalmic Reading Centre
3rd Floor, University Clinical Department
Royal Liverpool University Hospital
Contact: 0151 706 5377
Mrs Savitha Madhusudhan FRCOphth
Director, Liverpool Ophthalmic Reading Centre
Dr Pauline Lenfestey, MRCOpth
Training and development lead, Liverpool Ophthalmic Reading Centre
Professor Simon Harding, FRCOphth, MD
Department of Eye and Vision Science, University of Liverpool
Mr David Parry
Senior Ophthalmic Image Grader
Ophthalmic Image Grader
Mrs Lindy Gee