Weekly news from the product team

December 20, 2019 - Ægir Þór Steinarsson

 

In this weekly blog from the product team, I ́ll be sharing what we ́re working on to make the RetinaRisk app better, soliciting feedback from you, the reader and discussing other products and features that we are exploring.

 

Want to be a part of the product development process by giving us your feedback?

 

Feel free to send me an email to aegirthorst@retinarisk.com with any questions or comments you might have.

 

Clinical validation

 

Did you know that the algorithm that drives the RetinaRisk app has been in development for over a decade and has been clinically validated in a diabetic population of over 20.000 in four different studies and countries with more studies being released? Probably not, and that’s why we want to make all that information available to you within the app so you can see all the work that has been put into making the RetinaRisk app as safe and precise as possible.

 

Enhanced analysis

 

We want you to get meaningful insights each time you use the RetinaRisk app. One of the best ways to do that is to help you understand your risk score and what it means for you personally. We will be expanding the analysis function so it gives you better, more personalized, insights into the results so you can make better decisions regarding your diabetes management and eye care. If you have Hypertension (high blood pressure), it is very likely to result in a higher than normal risk of developing sight threatening eye disease. Want to make users aware of this close relationship between risk and blood pressure and the help them understand the how the risk might look like if the user would lower blood pressure through lifestyle changes, medication or both

 

India

 

In the year 2020, we will be focusing much of our efforts on making an impact in India where almost 20% of the world diabetes population lives. With around 70 million people living with diabetes in India, it is important to make free services such as the RetinaRisk app available to all. We will focus on addressing the needs of the Indian population while further developing the app for other markets where the app will continue to be available for free.

 

Send us a message If you are based in India and want collaborate with us on this mission

 

Screening calendar

 

Your eye health is what matters most to us and it is something that guides us in our product development. One thing that we are exploring is to introduce a feature that handles the logistics of annual screenings. One of the most important things you can do to keep your eyes healthy is to have regular eye screenings and we want to help you to do that. We are currently exploring how this feature might look like and are looking at calendar reminders, referrals to ophthalmologists and of course reminders to use the RetinaRisk app regularly

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