FIRST LOOK: Pursuant Health Debuts First of Its Kind Retinal Screening Kiosk

Pursuant Health is ready to roll out new retinal screening capabilities into its self-service kiosks.

The goal? To prevent 95 percent of avoidable vision loss cases with early detection.

According to the American Diabetes Association, “Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness. Over time, high blood sugar levels from diabetes can lead to damage of the retina, the layer on the back of the eye that captures images and sends them to the brain.

Eye damage can be occurring without any initial symptoms! That is why it is so important for people with diabetes to get regular eye examinations and catch problems before serious retinal changes occur.”

“Documented compliance with annual retinal exams is often less than 50 percent,” says Pursuant Health Chief Revenue Officer Ryan Sloan. “Our ability to use a health kiosk to capture retinal images, coordinate with eye specialists for processing, and report results back to primary care physicians in the most convenient way possible changes the game for all concerned, especially health plans.”

The technology was originally developed by Ophthalmologist and Pursuant Medical Officer Dr. Kevin Lavery, MD. It is under patent with Pursuant Health until 2021.

“By getting diabetics and others the necessary eye screening that they are currently not getting, it will save people’s eyesight,” says Dr. Lavery. “It has the power to transform how healthcare is delivered.”

Pursuant Health screens more than 30 million Americans every year through its network of more than 3,600 self-service kiosks. Because diabetic retinopathy impacts up to 85% of individuals with diabetes, the ability to increase the total number of screenings can significantly reduce instances of preventable blindness and overall healthcare costs simultaneously.

Pursuant Health is negotiating pilot locations in retail pharmacy and healthcare provider settings for installation of the first 10-20 systems.

To learn more about Pursuant Health and the company’s admirable efforts, click here.

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