ICON has supported success in ophthalmology drug and device development across the globe with a complete range of leading solutions and services.

Globally, one billion people have moderate or severe distance vision impairment or blindness due to unaddressed refractive error, cataract, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, as well as near vision impairment caused by unaddressed presbyopia. Aging populations mean that glaucoma alone is expected to affect more than 80 million people worldwide by 2021, potentially becoming the leading cause of blindness.

As a global, full-service CRO, ICON is a trusted partner for ophthalmic development for both medical devices and pharmaceuticals. We will work with you to maximise efficiency and value—from trial design to commercialisation and beyond.  

ICON offers proven expertise, helping clients achieve success  across the following ophthalmology areas:

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Cataracts
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dry Eye Disease (DED)
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Edema
  • Myopia
  • Ocular disease
  • Retinal diseases

Medical Devices

Retina implant technology and digital devices are growing in importance in their contribution to the fight against blindness. For age-related conditions such as glaucoma, they can help address the challenge of poor adherence to a drug regimen.We have assisted clients in meeting FDA and other international regulatory requirements, and conducting clinical studies for numerous ophthalmic related device projects:

  • Intra-corneal inlay for the treatment of presbyopia
  • Non-surgical vision restoration therapy software device
  • Suite of novel devices to detect macular degeneration
  • Ophthalmic image processing software
  • Artificial cornea

Our Services

ICON has provided operational and clinical expertise, helping clients maximise success from design to commercialisation. We work with you to:

The following videos look at Age Related Macular Degeneration, Inherited Blindness, Diabetic Retinopathy and RhoNova™. RhoNova™ is being developed by Genable and the video was produced by FIRECREST