IRIS addresses the systemic healthcare problem of the 50% of diabetic patients that never get in to see eye care providers for their annual diabetic retinopathy screening.
The team at IRIS: Intelligent Retinal Imaging System, is on a mission to end preventable blindness — specifically in diabetic populations. Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States in people 20 to 65 years of age. Every diabetic should receive an annual screening for diabetic retinopathy. Early detection of diabetic eye disease can reduce the risk of severe vision loss by 90% and significantly reduce long-term healthcare costs. Unfortunately, over 50% of patients with diabetes never get this diabetic eye screening. An IRIS eye screening is painless, takes only a few minutes to complete, and can be completed right in a primary care physician’s office.
The ABC news affiliate in the Houston area recently reported on the advances Harris Health System is making in serving their diabetic patients. Harris Health serves one of the largest diabetic populations in the country, and this report profiles their efforts to end preventable blindness with a simple and quick IRIS retinal screening in the primary care setting.
We believe that the retina is the window to the body. IRIS: Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems was founded in 2011 with a vision to save sight for millions of people through the development and deployment of screening services that enhance preventative care.