The Importance of Individual Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings
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The Importance of Individual Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings

Personalizing screening for sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy was on the agenda at this year‘s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), which was held in Barcelona, Spain in September 2019. One of our founders, Dr. Arna Guðmundsdóttir, Endocrinologist at the National Hospital in Iceland, attended the meeting and shared with us…

Understanding the RetinaRisk Algorithm & The App Home Screen
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Understanding the RetinaRisk Algorithm & The App Home Screen

The RetinaRisk app is driven by an algorithm that we have spent the last 8 years developing and testing (retinarisk.com/research). The algorithm calculates the risk of you developing sight threatening diabetic retinopathy meaning how likely you are to develop diabetic retinopathy in later stages and need medical treatment. This means that you can use the…

How Nepalese Farmers Use the RetinaRisk App
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How Nepalese Farmers Use the RetinaRisk App

We at RetinaRisk are regularly contacted by persons living with diabetes and medical professionals around the world who are interested in learning more about the RetinaRisk app. Everywhere, persons with diabetes are eager to better understand their condition and become more aware of the associated complications, including diabetic eye disease. Both ophthalmologists and endocrinologists are…

Introducing RetinaRisk to Diabetics in Russia
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Introducing RetinaRisk to Diabetics in Russia

This summer, we visited Moscow where we had the opportunity to introduce the RetinaRisk app and the clinically validated screening algorithm to fellow endocrinologists and other health care providers. We were pleased to learn that our interlocutors were very interested in using RetinaRisk’s cutting edge technology to empower and educate Russian diabetic patients and improve…

The Diabetes Centre and RetinaRisk Launch a Pakistan-Iceland Alliance
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The Diabetes Centre and RetinaRisk Launch a Pakistan-Iceland Alliance

Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness in the working age population worldwide. Vision loss and eventual blindness from diabetic retinopathy is largely avoidable, but this requires greater awareness of the need for early detection and timely treatment. The Retina Risk app can play a crucial role here and help millions of…

United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and RetinaRisk
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United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and RetinaRisk

No country is safe from the challenge of diabetes which disables people during their working age, limiting earning potential, reducing life expectancy and impoverishing families. In turn this diminishes countries’ productivity and hinders economic growth. Providing diabetes care drains healthcare spending and can disrupt entire health systems. For this reason, control of diabetes is a…