D-Eye announced that its handheld retinal imaging system is now being shipped. The company also announced a partnership with TreVia Digital Health to enable telemedicine, cloud storage and analytics for D-eye's customers.
The retinal imager is a phone case-sized add-on that turns an iPhone or Android smartphone into a fundus camera capable of taking high-definition images and video of the eye with up to a 20-degree field of view, the company said in a press release. It is now available in the U.S. for purchase through Wilson Ophthalmic or directly from D-Eye.
TreVia will provide a HIPAA-compliant cloud platform to power D-Eye’s ImageVault for storing, analyzing and sharing images captured by the portable system, D-Eye said in a separate press release.
“D-Eye’s telemedicine applications will transcend traditional spatial boundaries, allowing specialists worldwide to assist and collaborate on diagnoses, which is especially impactful in areas where resources are limited or when patients are unable to travel,” D-Eye CEO Richard Sill said in the release.
Sill also commented on the partnership with TreVia: “With their innovative cloud platform and data analytics capabilities, TreVia Digital Health is creating new possibilities for telemedicine, remote health care delivery and collaboration across the health care delivery and medical community. Our global vision care customers require a secure cloud platform that meets medical standards for image storage and handling, as well as patient privacy, and the TreVia solution delivers.”
TreVia President and COO Maureen Peszko added in the release: "TreVia is excited about the partnership with D-eye, as it provides a disruptive technological leap in telemedicine to provide retinal screening to health care consumers globally, including those in rural and impoverished regions where diabetes is prevalent. It is our mission ultimately to provide better patient outcomes by advancing a new level of digital collaboration that enables us to detect issues early, preserve vision, reduce complex procedures and lower health care costs."
D-Eye said in the release that the ImageVault cloud service platform will be available to users later this year.