Liam Sweeney at Digital Healthcare uses the company’s OptoMize iP software to check for diabetic maculopathy, a common cause of loss of vision in patients with diabetes.
A major community eye screening programme to monitor the sight of 12,000 diabetes patients across Central Lancashire over a 12 month period has scored a world first in using secure messaging telemedicine to successfully transfer patient information between opticians, hospitals and a screening administration centre within the PCTs. The diabetic retinopathy screening programme is using OptoMize, an innovative software product combining digital images of the retina with an electronic patient administration system, to electronically transfer screening results between a network of different computers. OptoMize iP was developed by Digital Healthcare, a Cambridge company that is the UK’s leading supplier of software for diabetic retinal screening programmes and ophthalmology.
The screening programme involves Preston and Chorley & South Ribble Primary Care Trusts, the Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley District Hospital as well as 17 optician practices across Preston, Chorley, Leyland and surrounding villages. It is encouraging all diabetes patients over 12 years old to have a digital photographic screen of their eyes which can detect the early signs of retinopathy, a disease of the retina that is the single largest cause of blindness in the UK.
Digital Healthcare’s OptoMize iP software has been installed on 48 computers in a variety of locations across Central Lancashire so that patients can choose to be screened by an accredited optometrist at their local optician or at an eye clinic in a hospital. The results are transferred electronically between the computers on the same network.
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