Si14, an original design and technology development laboratory announced that their D-EYE Portable Retinal Imaging System www.d-eyecare/com, registered with both the FDA and the European CE Authority is now approved to be marketed in the U.S. and in Europe. Dr. Andrea Russo, an ophthalmologist and PhD candidate researcher with the University of Brescia Italy, partnered with Si14 to develop the device.
The System is a phone case-sized add on that turns an iPhone or Android smart phone into a fundus camera capable of taking high definition video and still images of the interior of the eye for health screening and evaluation.
The D-EYE software app installed on the smart phone provides step-by-step instructions, archives all exams on a patient chart for convenient file management, and allows the examiner to email or upload images for review by appropriately trained medical specialists.
The system offers a quick, accurate, and inexpensive way to examine the human eye to identify a variety of health conditions, including the leading causes of blindness, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration.
The system provides portability, assessments of bedridden patients, enables viewing of the optic nerve head for detecting glaucoma, provides AMD screening, diabetic retinopathy screening, and hypertensive retinopathy screening to detect neurological disorders.
According to D-EYE CEO, Richard Sill, “The D-EYE retinal screening system can be used in any setting by a variety of health professionals ranging from ophthalmologists, optometrists, neurologists, general practitioners, emergency physicians, pediatricians, school nurses, EMTs, and others.
The D-EYE ImageVaultTM, a subscription-based cloud platform service used to store and share images among medical professionals and can also provide telemedicine in remote underserved locations will soon be released.