says Jones. We have a licensed Ophthalmologist review the retinal images and make recommendations based on their findings. If pathology is discovered we get the results back within 72 hours or earlier and can determine next steps in their medical care. Our patients feel and truly are receiving an extra value for their visits.
Wake Forest, NC (PRWEB) August 11, 2009
The Jones Center for Diabetes & Endocrine Wellness has selected Retasure™ by Digital Healthcare, a Wake Forest, NC company specializing in retinal health assessment for diabetics.
The Jones Center provides care to the residents of central Georgia and surrounding communities. The Jones Center is central Georgia's most comprehensive diabetes, obesity, lipid disorder, and endocrine practice south of Atlanta. The Jones Center has expanded the level of care offered to their patients to include an ADA comprehensive education program, a foot care center, an ICAVL accredited vascular ultrasound lab and other circulation and vascular evaluations. All of these programs are to prevent complications that could lead to blindness, amputation and heart disease. Their goal being to provide the best service possible, using the very latest medical advances available.
"A picture is worth a thousand words" states Dr. Thomas C. Jones, President, at The Jones Center. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults. Despite this, fewer than 50% of the 21 million Americans with diabetes have an annual eye exam. Retasure will enable our clinic to be 100% compliant with our diabetic retinal health assessments. Many of our patients do not visit with an eye care professional because it's inconvenient and diabetic retinopathy many times is asymptomatic. We can now provide them with a retinal health assessment during one of their routine office visits." says Jones. We have a licensed Ophthalmologist review the retinal images and make recommendations based on their findings. If pathology is discovered we get the results back within 72 hours or earlier and can determine next steps in their medical care. Our patients feel and truly are receiving an extra value for their visits."
The Retasure™ solution developed by Digital Healthcare provides a simple, affordable, and non-invasive solution that allows physicians to capture their patients' retinal images during a three to five minute procedure. Images are transmitted over a secure network to an accredited reading center. Scott Sanner, Senior Vice President of North American Operations for Digital Healthcare agrees. "Retasure ™ in the primary care setting improves the chances of prevention of unnecessary sight loss. The National Eye Institute states that diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working age adults in America," he says, "but fewer than half of all diabetic patients are assessed annually for retinopathy, despite the high frequency of this complication."
Digital Healthcare's Retasure solution offers several advantages for primary care and endocrinologist physicians and their patients: It can be operated by non-clinicians; it is non-invasive and requires no dilation; and it obtains exceptionally high-quality digital images of the retina. This FDA-approved technology is used by a broad range of doctors and facilities throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, including leading hospitals and research centers, primary care groups, private ophthalmology and optometry groups, family practice residency centers, and internal, multi-specialty and endocrinology groups.
For additional information, please visit http://www.retasure.com
CONTACT: Scott Sanner (866) 539-4213