27 September 2016
D-EYE Outshines Traditional Ophthalmoscope in emergency room
Smartphone based retinal imaging system successful in detecting abnormal ocular fundus findings in emergency room setting
Padova, Italy; Pasadena, Calif. – September 27, 2016 – D-EYE, a leading developer of advanced devices for mass health screenings and data analytics, is pleased to share the publication of a study comparing the D-EYE retinal imaging system to the traditional ophthalmoscope for ocular fundus (FO) examinations in the emergency department (ED).
As presented in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of Hypertension, forty-one dilated patients participated in the study. When admitted to the ED, all patients underwent a fundus examination by an emergency physician, using both a traditional ophthalmoscope and a D-EYE smartphone-based retinal imaging system.
No abnormalities were detected by traditional ophthalmoscopy, yet a significant number of abnormal fundus findings were detected by the use of D-EYE in 17 and 19 patients by the emergency physician and an ophthalmologist, respectively. The Kappa Coefficient ranged from good concordance for the assessment of hemorrhages and exudates, and from optimal concordance for the evaluation of presence and severity of papilledema.
The study concluded: “A new small smartphone device (D-EYE) may be feasible in an ED setting for the fundoscopic examination, detecting a significant number of abnormal FO. The reliability of relevant FO abnormalities seems to be superior in respect to traditional fundoscopy.”(1)
The Journal of Hypertension abstract is available for review at: http://journals.lww.com/jhypertension/Abstract/2016/09002/_OP_8D_06__OCULAR_FUNDUS_PHOTOGRAPHY_WITH_A.288.aspx
Founded in 2014, with offices in Padova, Italy and Pasadena, CA, D-EYE Srl offers a "digital eye" into the state of the human body. The company designs and manufactures mobile sensing and examination devices, along with companion applications, that make possible mass health screenings and data collection to improve access to vital health examination services. D-EYE also develops and operates cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) systems that enable telehealth applications, and aggregates and analyzes health-screening data to provide insight into individual conditions as well as trends across patient populations.
The company's first product, developed in part with a grant from the Fondazione Cottino and with support from the University of Brescia (Italy), the revolutionary D-EYE Smartphone-based Retinal Imaging System focuses on eye care; subsequent mobile-health products and services will target screening and evaluation of other medical conditions and pathologies. For more information, please visit www.d-eyecare.com.
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(1)Muiesan, M.L.; Riviera, M.; Pintossi, C.; Bertacchini, F.; Colonetti, E.; Salvetti, M.; Paini, A.; Poli, M.; Semeraro, F.; Rosei, E. Agabiti; Russo, A. (2016). Ocular Fundus Photography with a Smartphone Device in Acute Hypertension. Journal of Hypertension, 34(OP.8D.06).