Portable retinal imaging system now available
NEW YORK – The D-Eye, a device that attaches to a smartphone to record high-resolution images and video of the posterior segment, was introduced here at Vision Expo East.
D-Eye chief executive officer Richard Sill explained that the D-Eye fits onto a bumper that is affixed to a smartphone. Through the imaging system, an undilated eye provides a 6-degree field of view, while a dilated eye provides nearly a 20-degree field of view, he said.
The D-Eye software app installed on the smartphone provides instructions on obtaining the images and videos and archives them on a patient chart, according to a company press release. The D-Eye Image Vault, a HIPAA-compliant subscription-based cloud platform service, will be available later this year to enable storage and sharing of images via telemedicine.
While the D-Eye is “not as good as a traditional fundus camera,” Sill told Primary Care Optometry News, “it is completely portable, and photography can be performed anywhere to help screen for the causes of avoidable blindness, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.”
The D-Eye, which is registered with the FDA, is being distributed in the U.S. by Wilson Ophthalmic. Production will begin in 2 to 3 weeks, Sill said. – by Nancy Hemphill, ELS, FAAO
Disclosure: Sill is employed by D-Eye.