The CyOptique DR uses automated planimetry in the identification and delineation of abnormalities of the 6 grading criteria for diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes leads to microvascular abnormalities in the retina, which can be treated early to prevent visual loss. Currently, there are an estimated 22 million diabetic Americans in the United States, 79 million Americans are “pre-diabetic,” which in Type II diabetes describes part of a continuum of deranged glucose metabolism. The complications of diabetes begin somewhere along this continuum.
Like recognition of complications of lower levels of cholesterol than previously stated, and similar to the changes in recommended blood pressure control, due to the continuum of changes seen as a result, it is likely that screening for the sequelae of deranged glucose metabolism will have an lower threshold in the future. The DR is ideal in its ease of use and compatibility with simple funduscopic cameras to create a patient record, accessible remotely, and to store longitudinal data from serial screening examinations, to catch complications before they cause visual impairment.
The CyOptique DR is in the initial prototype phase. Development is near completion, and beta testing is expected to occur shortly.
With the portable ultrasound as a fixture in Emergency Departments throughout the country, we plan to expand the scope of our analysis software. Currently, board-certified Emergency Medicine specialists are able to diagnose gallbladder disease, intrauterine or ectopic pregnancy, and are spearheading training in recognition of musculoskeletal and vascular anatomy.
With the chronic shortage of qualified and board certified Emergency Medicine practitioners, the utility of our image analysis and remote transmission software, and the advances in telemedicine, emergency medicine best practices can become a reality in even the smallest hospital emergency departments.
Upcoming Trauma Projects
Upcoming Ophthalmology Projects
Medpix LLC has a unique opportunity. As the cost of care increases for chronic disease and its sequelae, utilization of preventive care will continue to increase. Telemedicine is no longer in its infancy. There are small numbers of specialists in many fields, and poor access due to scarcity.
Remote image analysis and transmission in trauma is an excellent example of rapid diagnosis leading to decreased morbidity and mortality. Remote screening in ophthalmology will provide access to early diagnosis and prompt treatment of eye disease through the primary care physician.
We at Medpix envision many future uses in medicine for our unique image analysis and transmission suite.