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Enabling Earlier Diagnosis and Treatment
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases are responsible for 71% of deaths globally.1
77% of deaths are in low and middle-income countries. 1 Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, followed by cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes. 1
Management of these diseases requires screening, detection and treatment. Primary health care is at the forefront of population health and can deliver high impact interventions to enable earlier diagnosis and treatment.
The Solution Is In Sight
Help Increase Compliance with Diabetic Retinal Exam
Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss among adults 20-to-74 years of age2 affecting 7.7 million people worldwide3. Together, we have the power to help prevent diabetic retinopathy as a leading cause of blindness. Discover how—and join us.
Help Increase Early Detection of Childhood Vision Disorders
Vision disability is the #1 disabling condition among children6. Reliable vision screening is crucial to catch issues early and prevent vision loss in young children. Learn how we’re innovating to help make those vision screenings faster and more accurate.
Imagine a tomorrow where diabetic retinopathy is no longer the leading cause of blindness.
“It is very difficult for primary care physicians to perform an adequate retinal examination through an undilated pupil with a direct ophthalmoscope. Routine teleretinal assessments and early identification of DR in the primary care setting will lead to both improved patient outcomes and reduced overall healthcare costs.” — Dr. Chaum
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Expanding Diagnostic Capabilities in Primary Care
As more patients seek care outside the hospital, the role of primary care is changing. Treating more complex patients - and working hand in hand with specialists across care settings - means there is a greater need to.
"Did You Know?"
Early intervention leads to better outcomes in children.
For instance, infants whose hearing loss are diagnosed by 3 months after birth and intervention implemented by 6 months of age can develop speech and language similar to their peers with normal hearing.
At The Heart Of It
Detect, Diagnose and Manage Hypertension
The proportion of the elderly population aged 65 years or more in Asia is expected to increase from 7.4% in 2015 to 10.9% in 2030.13 Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of deaths worldwide, contributing to about 30% of all deaths. 13 Half of the cases of CVD are estimated in Asia, the world's most populous continent.13
Evidence suggests that manual
single-reading methods may not be sufficient for identifying and diagnosing hypertension. Mitigating factors may include white coat hypertension, among others15.
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death worldwide, causing 3.23 million deaths in 2019.16 Over 80% of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Early diagnosis and treatment, including smoking cessation support, is needed to slow the progression of symptoms and reduce flare-ups.
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- Updated: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vision Health Initiative (VHI). https://www.cdc.gov/visionhealth/basics/ced/ Published September 29, 2015. Updated September 29, 2015. Accessed January 30, 2020.
- National Eye Institute. People with Diabetes Can Prevent Vision Loss. Diabetic Retinopathy Data and Statistics. https://www.nei.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2019-06/diabetes-prevent-vision-loss.pdf Published July 17, 2019. Updated July 17, 2019. Accessed February 24, 2020
- American Academy of Ophthalmology Preferred Practice Pattern Retina/Vitreous Committee. Diabetic Retinopathy PPP 2019. American Academy of Ophthalmology. https://www.aao.org/preferred-practice-pattern/diabetic-retinopathy-ppp Published October 2019. Updated October 2019. Accessed January 30, 2020.
- Mansberger SL, Gleitsmann K, Gardiner S, et al. Comparing the effectiveness of telemedicine and traditional surveillance in providing diabetic retinopathy screening examinations: A randomized controlled trial. Telemed J E Health. 2013 Dec; 19(12): 942-8.
- Zabba, Joel N. “Children’s Vision Care in The 21st Century & Its Impact on Education, Literacy, Social Issues & the Workplace: A Call to Action.” Journal of Behavioral Optometry (2011)
- Silverstein E, McElhinny ER. Traditional and instrument-based vision screening in third-grade students. Poster presented at: American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; Mar 2018; Washington, D.C.
- American Academy of Pediatrics, Instrument-Based Pediatric Vision Screening Policy Statement, published in Pediatrics, The Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, October, 2012.
- Global burden of hearing impairment and ear disease. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 26 July 2018. K Graydon, C Waterworth, H Miller and H Gunasekera
- World report on hearing ISBN 978-92-4-002048-1 (electronic version)
- Basic ear and hearing care resource ISBN 978-92-4-000148-0 (electronic version)
- Hypertension. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/hypertension
- Pickering, Thomas G., MD, D Phil, et al. Recommendations for Blood Pressure Measurement in Humans and Experimental Animals. Circulation. 2005; 111:697-716.
- Chronic respiratory diseases. World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/health-topics/chronic-respiratory-diseases#tab=tab_1
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). World Health Organization. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-(copd)
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