RetinalGeniX Technologies, Inc. is an emerging medical device company focused on commercializing the next generation of cost-effective, ultra-wide imaging technologies:
- to examine the periphery of the retina, at up to a 200° field of view
- to detect early signs of diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy
- without having to dilate a patient's pupil
There is a need for a simpler and more affordable device and method that allows for simplified but accurate imaging of a person’s retina to detect symptoms of diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetes is a growing epidemic in the United States and abroad.
|US:||CDC National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2020|
|34.2 M Americans have diabetes / 10.5% of the population
(26.8M diagnosed, 7.3M undiagnosed)
|88 M American adult have pre-diabetes|
|Global:||2019 Report: International Diabetes Foundation|
|2019 – 463 M adults had diabetes|
|2045 – 700 M adults projected to have diabetes|
Being overweight or obese greatly increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Recent research suggests that obese people are up to 80 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with a BMI of less than 22. Jan 15, 2019, www.diabetes.co.uk
Diabetic retinopathy is a degenerative disease of the retina, which is the layer of receptors in the eyes that receive light and pass the signals to the brain via the optic nerve. As the retina degenerates patients experience loss of vision due to bleeding, retinal detachment, and other factors.
- Left untreated diabetic retinopathy can lead to permanent blindness.
- Detected early and treated, retinopathy and maculopathy can be stopped so that vision can be maintained.