Written by Camões Radio on November 23, 2020
Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is a pathology which ultimately may lead to complete vision loss, and is related to the systemic nature ofdiabetes, particularly the problematic glycemic control and hypertension. Current screening practices recommend a yearly retinal assessment of the diabetic population, but this recommendation is often not followed.
Depending on the stage of the disease, cumulative changes are verified at the retina microvascularity, in chronological order:
> Microaneurysms formation;
> Excessive vessel permeability;
> Vessel occlusion;
> Formation of fibrous tissue;
> Contraction of fibrous tissue.
EyeFundusScope purpose is to allow a non-expert assessment of diabetic retinopathy by automatically detecting microaneurysms and exudates. These are the first visible signs of DR, which will be used as an indicator of the severity/risk of the pathology.