Discover how the incidence of vision loss in Diabetic sufferers is being minimised using a revolutionary, low cost testing device that is quick, accurate and 100% comfortable for the patient

Leading Australian supplier AMA Medical Products reveals how global diagnostics company - Welch Allyn - have released a product that objectively screens diabetic patients for Vision Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy (VTDR) in just three minutes

Introducing 

RETeval DR Electroretinograph

RETeval DR
RETeval DR Pack
RETeval DR with Docking Charge System
RETeval DR Electroretinograph

Welch Allyn

People with all types of Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational) are at risk of Diabetic Retinopathy. The risk increases the longer the person has diabetes. 

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

​Diabetic Retinopathy involves changes to the retinal blood vessels that can cause them to bleed or leak fluid, distorting vision. Chronically high blood sugar from diabetes is associated with damage to the tiny blood vessels in the retina, leading to Diabetic Retinopathy. The retina detects light and converts it to signals sent to the optic nerve to the brain. In its most 

advanced stage, new abnormal blood vessels proliferate (increase in number) on the surface of the retina, which can lead to scarring and cell loss in the retinal.

The current standard is a screening test during a consultation with an Opthalmologist (Eye Specialist). The problem is that using eye specialists for all screening has proven ineffective because around 50% of patients do not comply with the annual referrals for diabetic exams. 

The early stages of Diabetic Retinopathy usually have no symptoms. Patients suffering with Diabetes don't feel the need for, or recognise the importance of an early screening test. 

RETeval Information
RETeval 50%

TRAGICALLY DOCUMENTED COMPLIANCE WITH VISION-SAVING ANNUAL EXAMS IS OFTEN LESS THAN 50%

RETeval 3 Minutes

COMFORTABLE NON-MYDRIATIC SCREENING TAKES JUST 3 MINUTES

RETeval 95%

WITH EARLY DETECTION, 95% OF VISION LOSS CASES CAN BE PREVENTED 

EARLY SCREENING IS VITAL!

Most patients either ignore the call for testing or simply avoid it because they know the Gold Standard for detecting Diabetic Retinopathy is one of high cost and high level discomfort. 

Gold Standard Screener  vs RETeval DR

Gold Standard Screening - RETeval Pyramid

GOLD STANDARD SCREENING - MANY ISSUES 

  • Highest cost screening solutions
  • Limited resources and access
  • Pupil dilation necessary - uncomfortable
  • 50% of patients don't go to specialists - LOW COMPLIANCE

RETeval Electroretinograph Pyramid

THE SOLUTION HAS ARRIVED!

RETEVAL-DR ELECTRORETINOGRAPH

  • Lowest cost test
  • Making wide deployment possible
  • Portable testing solution
  • Immediate Pass/Fail results
  • No interpretation required
  • Comfortable for the patient

The RETeval DR is an Electroretinograph that measures the electrical responses of the retina to light stimulation. The activity is magnified and recorded as waves, similar to an ECG. Signals from a deceased retina are reduced in size and slower than normal. 

RETeval DR Key Features

FUNCTION TEST (PASS/FAIL)

  • ​Function vs Structure: "Is it working?" vs "Can I see disease or damage?"
  • Provides an Electroretinogram (ERG) like ECG for the retina
  • No image of retina required
  • Very reliable result: Technical failure rate less than 1%
  • Can be used in the presence of Cataracts

NON-MYDRIATIC FOR COMFORT & CONVENIENCE 

  • ​Dilated retinal examinations are uncomfortable, time-consuming and sometimes costly 
  • Only RETeval-DR uses a built-in pupilometer to adjust flash intensity so dilation is not necessary 
  • Enables a quick and comfortable exam

FAST 3 MINUTE CHECK

  • ​Very efficient evaluation of retinal health
  • Fits into almost every practice workflow 
  • In contrast a dilated fundus exam can take    20 - 30 minutes   
  • Plus dilated patients cannot drive a car for       3 - 4 hours 

LOWER COST

  • ​Digital fundus cameras typcally cost more than X4 RETeval-DR
  • Per exam costs are lower due to:
  • 3 minutes exam vs 20 - 30 minutes 
  • Does not require highly skilled operator to perform test 
  • Does not require MD to interpret results for test

EXCEPTIONALLY PORTABLE

  • ​Lightweight, compact, handheld form is ideal for field screenings 
  • Battery powered - Up to 70 exams on a full charge 
  • Stores up to 50 exams locally

ANYBODY CAN USE RETeval DR

  • ​Enables screening wherever patients receive their care
  • Does not require highly skilled labour to conduct procedure
  • Provides a "score" that indicates if patient needs referral to a ophthalmologist 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

1.  Introduce 30 Hz flashes of light to the retina

2.  Light stimulates cone structures in the retina 

3.  The cones electrical response to light is destined for the optic nerve, but also radiates through the facial structure

4.  We measure the electrical response time and strength using skin electrodes on the cheek

5.  ​As the eye becomes more ischaemic...

      - Response time ​gets longer 

      - Signal strength gets weaker

      - Pupil responds less​

6.  These 3 parameters (plus age) combine into a RETeval-DR "Score" that correlates to VTDR​

How Does RETeval DR Work

WHY PRACTITIONERS ARE CHOOSING RETeval - DR ELECTRORETINOGRAPH

Trusted Global Brand - RETeval DR

TRUSTED GLOBAL BRAND

High Accuracy and Low Technical Failure Rate - RETeval DR

HIGH ACCURACY AND LOW TECHNICAL FAILURE RATE

Handheld and Battery Powered - RETeval DR

HANDHELD AND BATTERY POWERED

Immediate Test Results and Reports - RETeval DR

IMMEDIATE TEST RESULTS AND REPORTS

No Installation and Minimum Training Required - RETeval DR

NO INSTALLATION AND MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIRED 

Unique Electroretinograph Made Simple - RETeval DR

UNIQUE ELECTRORETINOGRAPH (ERG) MADE SIMPLE

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