1) For which pathologies is Retmarker Screening used?
Retmarker Screening was developed to improve and support the management of Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) screening programs.
2) Does Retmarker performs diagnosis?
No! Doctors perform diagnosis and define treatments.
Retmarker integrates with the screening workflow, allowing priority to be given to patients that may require medical care.
3) Why does Retmarker works with Color Fundus Photographs?
Color Fundus Photographs is a widespread exam, being the most common one used in Screening around the world. Such situation is explained by the excellent quality/cost ratio.
Additionally, Color Fundus Photographs are non invasive, thus they are less inconvenient to the patients when compared to other exams (e.g. angiographies: FA/ICG).
4) Should Mydriatic or Non-Mydriatic Fundus Cameras be used?
The most common setting nowadays is to use Non-Mydriatic cameras. Pupil dilation improves the quality of the images and can be used with both types of cameras.
Retmarker solutions were extensively tested with success using Mydriatic and Non-Mydriatic images. The first are considered to have higher quality, Non-Mydriatic exams require some additional care to ensure proper quality.
5) With which images and conditions does Retmarker work?
Retmarker will adapt to the Screening Program protocol.
Retmarker works with the most common conditions used in Screening Programs which are to use 45° and 50° retinographies (color fundus photographs).
It is common to use at least one image centered on the fovea (the center of the macula), with the optic disc visible (field 2 images). Nevertheless, the most common Screening protocol includes also another image centered on the optic disc (field 1 images), totaling up to 4 images per patient (2 per eye).
6) I want to adopt Retmarker technology, or start a new DR Screening Program, what should I do?
7) I still have doubts regarding the Retmarker product family... Who can I talk to?
If you have any additional doubts, please feel free to contact us using the Contacts form available.