SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Crouse Medical Practice (CMP) is using a “high-tech” retinal camera to detect diabetes-related eye disease.
Crouse Medical Practice is affiliated with Crouse Health.
The system is used to capture high-resolution digital images of the retina, optic disc, macula and other parts of the eye, Crouse Health said in a news release. CMP then uploads the images to the ‘cloud’ and evaluated by a board-certified retinal specialist, “all within 90 minutes,” Dr. Carl Butch, CMP medical director, said in the release.
Crouse Health paid $20,000 for the camera, Robert Allen, Crouse Health’s VP of communication & government affairs, tells BJNN.
“In adults, the number one cause of non-traumatic blindness is diabetic eye disease,” said Butch. “We have found that less than 50 percent of our diabetic patients are undergoing annual retinal exams. This high-tech camera allows for early detection of retinal abnormalities, and with early detection 95 percent of vision loss cases can be prevented.”
Formed in 2010, Crouse Medical Practice is a “multispecialty” physician practice with multiple locations and over 80 providers, including primary-care physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroendovascular surgeons, and cardiologists, per Crouse Health.
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PHOTO CAPTION: Dr. Carl Butch, medical director of Crouse Medical Practice (CMP), demonstrates the new retinal-camera technology, which CMP is using to detect diabetes-related eye disease. (Photo credit: Crouse Health)