The Slit-Lamp is the primary ophthalmic tool since 1919 and to this day is an invaluable tool for the diagnosis and evaluation of common ocular complaints, ocular emergencies, and systemic disease.
However, it has a significant limitation – the examination requires an onsite meeting between the ophthalmologist, the patient, and the Slit-Lamp device.is an invaluable tool for the diagnosis and evaluation of common ocular complaints, ocular emergencies, and systemic disease.
This represents a world wild problem of patient accessibility to doctors. This issue is unfortunately very common in developing countries but is also pronounced in western countries In fact, as can be seen on the USA map, ophthalmologists, distribution is far from been optimal.
While in other fields of medicine this issue has been addressed, in ophthalmology to this day there a medical device that can allow for a comprehensive examination has mot been introduced to the market.
To address the need described above of establishing a balance between the supply and demand of ophthalmologists, SlitLED is developing an innovative telemedicine-based medical device. This product will allow ophthalmologists to conduct their examinations from their office on patients from remote locations without the need for a face to face meeting. This way, providing the peripheral population access to professional ophthalmic services.