Exhibiting at the Science Museum during the Olympic and Paralympic Games
RETINAL imaging specialist Optos has been selected to to take part in an exhibition demonstrating the best of British manufacturing this summer.
Dunfermline-based Optos will exhibit its technology at the UK Government’s Make it in Great Britain exhibition which is being held at the Science Museum during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Make it in Great Britain campaign was launched last year by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with the aim of transforming the image of modern UK manufacturing.
Optos is a global leader in the design and manufacture of ultra-widefield, high resolution digital imaging equipment such as its Optomap Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope.
An Optomap image provides an ultra-wide view of up to 82% of the retina in one capture.
The device is used as a screening tool to detect a range of diseases including diabetes and Alzheimer's Dementia, hypertension and certain cancers.
Roy Davis, chief executive of Optos, said: “We’re delighted that we are going to be a part of the Make it in Great Britain exhibition, and feel very proud to be representing the manufacturing industry.
“Our innovative eye health care technology has enormous potential for helping with the early diagnosis of various eye and other conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
“While traditional eye examinations involve looking at the front of the eye and some parts of the retina to evaluate health and prescription changes, a thorough screening using an optomap scan allows eye professionals to view up to 82 per cent of the retina, something no other device is capable of doing in any one image.”
To date there are more than 4,400 Optos devices in use in North America, the UK, throughout the EU and in other overseas markets, and more than 30 million optomap exams having been undertaken worldwide.
Optos recently shipped the first consignment of its Deytona desktop version of its ultra-widefield retinal imaging technology.