Risk Medical Solutions has designed a unique risk calculator that both evaluates individual risk for sight-threatening retinopathy based on the user´s clinical state and educates people living with diabetes to enable them to manage their condition better.
The mathematical algorithm provides the foundation of the Retina Risk app, which is free to all, worldwide. It is based on extensive international research on risk factors known to affect the progression of diabetic retinopathy, such as duration of diabetes, gender, blood glucose levels and HB1Ac.
Armed with these clinical outcomes, the algorithm can estimate the user’s risk of developing sight-threatening retinopathy over time. Validation studies of the algorithm have now been performed in Danish, Dutch and British cohorts. They have confirmed that the algorithm can predict the risk of retinopathy progression with up to 80% precision.
The algorithm provides valuable guidance to people living with diabetes through easily-accessible education and practical guidelines. We are proud to provide this individualized risk assessment for people living with diabetes and facilitate more effective communication between the different stakeholders through education and empowerment.