The EyeFundusScopeNEO project, carried out in a consortium between Hospital CUF Infante Santo, Fraunhofer Portugal Research Association and First Solutions - Sistemas de Informação S.A., aims to optimize, demonstrate and evaluate a solution for screening diabetic retinopathy that can be used by non-clinicians ophthalmology specialists.
The solution will integrate a fundus image acquisition system, the EyeFundusScope developed by Fraunhofer AICOS, in the clinical management information system developed by First Solutions. The solution will allow non-ophthalmology clinicians to capture images of the retina and make them available to ophthalmologists to obtain an opinion on the presence of diabetic retinopathy.
The EyeFundusScope will be optimized for non-specialists in Ophthalmology in the context of Hospital CUF Infante Santo and integrated with a leading information system to support the evaluation of Diabetic Retinopathy developed by First Solutions that will be adapted to the purposes of this project. The retinal images, acquired during clinical appointments and actions in the community, will be analyzed by CUF Ophthalmologists, who will follow the case, in case the disease is present. The project includes two pilots at Hospital CUF Infante Santo.
Based on the results of the pilots, the consortium hopes to prove the potential of the system to radically increase the number of patients with diabetes who screen for Diabetic Retinopathy annually. The solution resulting from the project will be viable, cost-effective, usable and well accepted by professionals who are not specialists in Ophthalmology, which should lead to a quick commercialization of the system in the post-project.
Project co-financed by Business Incentive System in R&D Demonstrator Project typology.
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