Advanced retinal imaging
Many eye diseases leading to blindness are diagnosable only with the help of an expensive fundus camera operated by a highly-trained technician. The most common of these diseases include diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration. With early detection, much of the vision impairment associated with these conditions can be treated or prevented. Unfortunately, access to the proper diagnostic equipment and expertise is limited in many regions of the world.
To help address this need, former CRC participant Brien Holden Vision Diagnostics, is planning to introduce a low-cost, non-mydriatic imaging system that produces high-resolution, digital stereo images of the retina or fundus. The simple user interface and automated features make it possible for an operator to take images with minimal training.
Built-in teleophthalmology capability facilitates transmission of the images for review by a remote clinician. The system is designed to support technicians at vision and family clinics as well as optometrists, ophthalmologists and diabetologists throughout the world to more easily diagnose the early stages of eye disease and thereby help to reduce the incidence of preventable blindness.
Find out more about the Retinal Imaging System .