Global Enterprise System for Ocular Transplants

The Lion’s Eye Institute for Transplant & Research is a non-profit leader in the field of recovery, preparation, banking, and distribution of ocular tissue for transplant. With an ever-growing workload, Lion’s Eye wanted to modernize and integrate disparate systems to streamline their workload while improving the experience for their international customer base.


Simple Solutions to Global Problems


The standards are punishingly high for reliable and responsive healthcare systems, especially those that operate on a global scale.  OWSA’s global infrastructure provides high-availability and optimized performance for users located across the world.  Live failovers ensure that infrastructure failures don’t interfere with patients receiving the vision-saving tissue they need, all in the cloud.

Tailored Experiences

The OWSA application is tailored to the needs of five different audiences with five different needs.  Domestic and international surgeons have drastically different needs and OWSA flexes to each role to meet users where they live.  OWSA also facilitates self-service access for eye banks to offer and request tissue in real time to surgeons.

One Application to Rule Them All

With the updated OWSA in place, Lion’s Eye has a single application for personnel, partner eye banks and surgeons. With convergence into the new OWSA, two legacy apps have been decommissioned, all user focus is in one central location and legacy infrastructure has been shut down.

"Mercury ramped up in our (very complicated) business domain and constructed a world-class system and were able to successfully meet the needs of several independent departments."
Arthur Kurz
CMO, Lion’s Eye Institute for Transplant & Research


final product

“You want support from partners who are agile, insightful, and savvy. That’s what we get with Mercury. As a result, we lean on them heavily, whenever possible.”
Terrence Gee
Chief Information Officer

Built Using

Built Using

We developed the Lion’s Eye application using these core technologies:

Seeing Is Believing

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global availability
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It is not often that Mercury gets the opportunity to work on a system that makes such a worthwhile social impact and to be able to do that a global scale was a huge motivator to the team.  As Lion’s Eye moves onto OWSA expansion and feature addition, Mercury has a strong technical base to build it on.



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