Retina, Glaucoma, Refractive & CED

Leading the way in posterior segment research.

Ora’s Posterior Segment Division represents the fastest growing department of Ora, comprised of more than 100 people, globally situated, operations team experienced in a myriad of retinal indications. With over 35 active programs, Ora’s Posterior Segment division is conducting more retina studies than any other singular CRO.

The team includes an on-staff retina surgeon, a therapeutic area head with 20+ years of ophthalmic drug development experience, and an operations head that has conducted or overseen over 30 retina trials.

Ora’s Posterior Segment team also maintains relationships with the industry’s top retinal imaging centers and develops novel endpoints to better understand and treat diseases of the retina.

Illumination of the retina




Cystoid Macular Edema

Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic Macular Ischemia

Diabetic Retinopathy

Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration 
(Dry AMD), including Geographic Atrophy

Glaucoma & Neuroprotection

Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA)

Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy 

Macular Degeneration

Myopia Progression

Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy

Retinal Vein Occlusion (Branch [BRVO] 
and Central [CRVO])

Retinitis Pigmentosa


Stargardt Disease

Uveal Melanoma

Uveitis (Anterior, Intermediate, Posterior)

Vitreomacular Adhesion

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration 
(Wet AMD)

As Senior Vice President of Ora’s Posterior Segment Division, 
Keith Lane leads clinical operations and regulatory strategy.

Having spent over 20 years at Ora,  Keith has held several senior management positions, including leading Ora’s Research & Development department where he directed the creation and validation of clinical models, endpoints, and trial processes for nearly a decade.

Keith also led the development and launch of Ora’s Visual Navigation Challenge (Ora-VNC™).

Keith Lane

Senior Vice President, Posterior Segment

Ora’s Visual Navigation Challenge (Ora-VNC™).

We work every day to push the boundaries of clinical trials for cutting-edge therapies.

Ora is at the forefront of Retina and Posterior Ocular research, executing multiple programs and developing both imaging and functional endpoints to help promising novel therapeutic drugs and devices get to market.

  • Over 45 retina trials during last the 5 years, including Retina  research across 240+ sites in the US, Europe, Asia, and LATAM for Phase 0, 1, 2, 3 programs.
  • Significant investment in site networks across LATAM and Eastern Europe to access treatment-naive patients and provide clinical trials as a care option to under-served populations.

Acknowledgement from our Retina Clinical Sites

“Ora has proven to be an enthusiastic and highly effective partner … Ora’s great reputation and track history of placing high level research projects was a major factor in choosing them for our partnership.”

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Arman Farr, MD

For over 45+ years, Ora has been on the leading edge of ophthalmic product development.

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