The Coimbra Ophthalmology Reading Center (CORC) focus its activities in grading fundus photographs and OCT images of the retina, and functional evaluations of the retina using mfERG.
It performs centralized grading for the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme of the Central Region of Portugal and serves as centralized reading center for a series of IDCTs, some of them performed within the EVICR.net.
It uses novel software programmes developed in house to reliably quantify neovascularization of the retina and microaneurysm turnover in diabetic patients, and to measure drusen size and disease activity in patients with AMD, and also retina segmentation techniques based on OCT.
CORC has all the necessary equipment for grading retinal images and has, at the moment, 17 graders (8 ophthalmologist graders and 9 non-ophthalmologist graders), and one administrative secretary.
It has already certified technicians in other European countries for specific clinical trial studies.