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Romantic Hole Syndrome of the Retina

On this day, Valentine’s Day, romance and hearts are all around us – even in our eyes – literally. These photos are a submission of a 59-year-old female from Greece, who has Stargardt's disease. Photographs of her retina reveal heart shaped areas in her eyes, where cells are deteriorating . Stargardt's disease is characterised by central vision loss early in life and generally refers to a group of inherited diseases causing light-sensistive cells…

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World Diabetes Day 2016 in Bolivia turns into “World Diabetes Week

World Diabetes Day, November 14, is an annual reoccurring day, where diabetes is in focus. This year’s theme “Eyes on Diabetes” is a theme well aligned with our mission in RetinaLyze: Preventing blindness. Eyes on Diabetes as a theme focuses on promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications – including vision loss. 415 million adults…

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Diabetes is the Leading Cause of Blindness: Why Early Screening Programmes are Crucial

Diabetes is a huge and growing burden: 415 million adults were living with diabetes in 2015, and this number is expected to increase to around 642 million by 2040 [1]. One of the great challenges with this later numbers is that 1 in 2 adults with diabetes are undiagnosed (most of these cases are type 2 diabetes) [1]. This means that many people with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes already have…

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3 things to take from Disruptive Innovation Theory for your Business

Disruptive innovation theory – what is it actually all about? Disruption has indeed become a buzzword! In such an extent that even our law company is hosting an event with the headline “Digitalization and disruption – from buzzword to business” (which we will attend, so stay tuned on that later this month). But what is a disruptive innovation really? The founding father, Clayton M. Christensen defined and analysed the phenomenon…

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National Diabetes Awareness Month – Eyes on Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM) – an international celebration focused on raising awareness for all forms of diabetes, its signs and symptoms, and gain support for critical research toward preventing, better treating and curing all forms of the disease. World Diabetes Day is celebrated annually on November 14. It was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to…

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Innovation to enhance patient care for Ophthalmology

Health care is changing at a rapid level, and it is amazing what people are doing in research and in advancing the field – trying to make care for patients better. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) hosted their annual meeting with the overall theme of this year: Innovate We were there - it makes sense for us to participate in an event were all of ophthalmology meets to obtain…

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RetinaLyze eye screening in rural Kenya

Eyes Screening in rural areas of Kenya

According to the International Diabetes Federation, more than 700,000 people are living with diabetes in Kenya, but only one in four are diagnosed[1]. Untreated, diabetes can lead to severe complications affecting the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, and eyes. Novo Nordisk are therefore promoting early screenings in order to detect and manage these complications early on in order to prevent them from developing into severe health conditions. In the African region,…

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Think Tank initiative: Prevention and customer loyalty using a revolutionary algorithm

The Hall of Frames – “The exhibition for beautiful glasses” (as the official tagline states) – takes departure in the glasses industry and sets the stage for introducing and discussing several themes of relevance for optometrists operating in this market. Beside the more traditional themes such as production, service, communication and marketing, this year opens up for a more innovative approach, where the digital change and development in technology are…

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Wrapping up: Optik Austria 2016

Thank you for a great fair in Wels, Austria! There has especially been a great level of interest for the package solution with a handheld fundus/retinal camera included in the RetinaLyze subscription. The ease of use of the camera (auto-capture and auto-focus) as well as the ability to provide health care services with RetinaLyze intriguied quite a lot of guests at the fair.

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Wrapping up: ESCRS 2016

Thank you for a great ESCRS fair full of interesting people and amazing talks. We met ophthalmologists who saw the advantage of increasing the efficiency of their screening programs. We met clinicians who were amazed by the opportunity to let their nurses or even non-medical personal perform retinal image capturing and pre-screening using the RetinaLyze software, letting them focus on diagnosing and treat patients who are not healthy. We met…

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