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SNEC Ocular Reading Centre

The SNEC Ocular Reading Centre (SORC) provides evaluation and interpretation (grading) services of ocular pathology from fundus photographs, fluorescein angiograms, optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans or other imaging modalities.

SORC serves as a Tele-Ophthalmic Ocular Reading Centre. It is a hub that ensures effective and prompt service delivery by streamlining and automating the entire process from image capture on-site to the electronic transfer of the image via a dedicated conduit to the reading centre.


Our Mission

To be the premier innovator in providing industry partners and research collaborators with cutting-edge computer-aided imaging, reading and analysis of ocular images and other related service through our state-of-the-art IT infrastructure.

What We Do

Provide clinical trial standard reading services for industry partners and collaborators on different eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy (DR), age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataract with strict quality assurance.

Provide accurate measurement of vascular structure from retinal images using computer-aided programmes such as SIVA (Singapore “I” Vessel Assessment).

Provide certification of equipment and photographers according to industry standards and maintain high quality imaging throughout the duration of trials.

Perform centralised grading for the national diabetic screening programme in Singapore – Singapore Integrated Diabetic Retinopathy Programme (SiDRP).

Conduct training workshops, mentoring sessions and accreditation for a spectrum of ocular imaging techniques.

Our vast ocular imaging database and tele-ophthalmology platform are supported by a robust and well-equipped IT infrastructure. Currently, we are introducing Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to aid and reduce the number of manual reads required by human graders. The AI technology has been trained and validated using more than 500,000 images, and published recently in Ting et al, JAMA (2017).

Our Clients

At SORC, we grade retinal images of over 50,000 patients a year from polyclinics, hospitals, family medicine centres (FMC), community health centres (CHC), screening centres, GP clinics and optical shops.

Our team also provides grading services for clinical trials by pharmaceutical companies and for research projects from overseas universities and institutions. We offer our grading service for the various grading techniques - DR (ETDRS & Simplified), AMD, SIVA and Fractals.

To find out more, please contact:
Ms Soundaram Jaganathan
Assistant Manager, SORC
Tel: +65 6576 7212