COSTA MESA, Calif.,/IReach-PRNewswire/–Full service CRO WCCT Global will be presenting the findings of recent ophthalmology clinical trials at the upcoming American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting on November 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. WCCT’s Medical and Surgery Director of Ophthalmology and Aesthetics, Dr. Michael Sheety, will be giving a presentation entitled: Amniotic membranes: Applications and misusage, which will focus on the various options available in the ophthalmic amniotic membrane, mechanism of action, it its various uses in ophthalmology clinical research. The meeting will focus on the use of the amniotic membrane tissue in the treatment of ocular surface diseases and disorders in the office setting.
Being one of WCCT Global’s “Therapeutic Centers of Excellence,” the firm is deeply invested in ophthalmology research and the conduct of ophthalmology clinical trials at their two outpatient and surgical centers located in Santa Ana, CA. Beyond these two outpatient centers, the California CRO’s Ophthalmology Research Center consists of: 6 ophthalmology-trained investigators , a database of more than 10,000 active patients, a network of over 20 referring ophthalmologists and optometrists throughout the Southern California region, and access to more than 40,000 patients throughout this referral network. In addition, WCCT has access to a population of over 15 million people of varying demographics in the Southern California region for healthy volunteer studies in investigative treatments for ophthalmic conditions.
WCCT Global has been conducting ophthalmology clinical trials since 2006, providing full service research capabilities for various ophthalmic conditions including Glaucoma, Uveitis, Vitreoretinal diseases, and pediatric ophthalmic conditions. Dr. Sheety is a Board-Certified and Fellowship-trained physician in all aspects of refractive eye care, and has performed thousands of vision correction procedures. Along with making cross-country presentations on the findings of ophthalmology research, Dr. Sheety trains surgeons in vision correction techniques, and is frequently consulted by other surgeons in the field in complex cases such as eye transplantations. Through the Ophthalmology Research Center, WCCT Global looks forward to continuing to advance ophthalmology research through clinical trials, as well as attending multiple ophthalmology-focused conferences throughout 2016 to educate the industry on their vast offerings in ophthalmology clinical research.