Our medical device and sophisticated software work in harmony to allow for remote, asynchronous imaging of the anterior segment of the eye. The innovation involves 3D imaging, secure processing and storage, and AI assistance.
There are well-established techniques for remotely imaging the retina, but not for the front of the eye, where the majority of eye diseases occur. Being able to fully image the patient as if they were directly present would revolutionize the access to care for many.
Remote examination of the front of the eye is a problem that has not yet been solved, decreasing the access of millions to prompt diagnosis and monitoring. Our project will revolutionize eye examinations, due to two main features of our device: 1) imaging the eye without the need of an eye doctor present, and 2) storing eye image data.
1. Device located at convenient and accessible medical centres.
2. Imaging the eye using emerging 3D imaging technologies.
3. Future iterations of the device will be portable.
1. 3D eye image is reconstructed and analyzed by an ophthalmologist.
2. Examinations using our intuitive user interface.
3. Closely resemble the dynamic manipulations of an in-person exam.
Easy remote consultations become possible that are extremely useful for both rural and urban centers. This decreases the amount the government needs to subsidize for patients to travel for their healthcare needs.
AI technology allows for improved diagnosis and monitoring of eye disease between visits. Ophthalmologists may also easily seek a second expert opinion by virtually transferring the eye image data to another physician.
The asynchronous nature of our device means that the ophthalmologist and patient do not need to coordinate a real-time appointment. The ophthalmologist may then maximize daily client capacity without sacrificing the quality of patient care.
Meet our dedicated team who will be bringing this project to life! Three students are currently in the Surgical Innovation Concentration of the McGill Master’s in Experimental Surgery, each bringing in their own variety of expertise. Dr. Leonard Levin is an ophthalmologist and our Academic Lead.