Diabetic Retinopathy & Primary Glaucoma Screening for Underserved Populations

The project goal is to develop effective, low-cost screening technologies for major eye conditions that can be applied to underserved populations.  Such research can help reduce the incidence and better manage the care of people at risk for diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, among other conditions.  The project was supported by CITRIS through provision of staff assistance for media and development.  Researchers have developed a number of technologies for diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma screening, including EyePACS, a license-free system for clinical communication in eye care that has been used for consultations, screening, education, and other purposes on over 65,000 patients.  Project work is continuing, with the cost of service being offset by service fees as well as support from the California Health Care Foundation and others.