Feb 22, 2016
OcuSciences, based in Ann Arbor, MI, has developed an instrument that will provide information to enable earlier diagnosis of eye conditions including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Currently, in the case of diabetic retinopathy, it is only after being diagnosed with diabetes that a patient will begin to have their retinas checked regularly. Typically, the ophthalmologist utilizes structural imaging methods to look for leakage, hemorrhages, or other microvasculature changes. They determine at what point there are enough “little blotches” on the retinal images that suggest that there is an active disease state. However, by that time the disease has been active for many years and significant irreversible damage has occurred. OcuSciences’ technology is able to detect damage at the very early stages of diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, empowering the physician to be proactive with the treatment and monitoring of these disorders.
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