Russia implements pediatric imaging program

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Clarity Medical Systems Inc. has announced the implementation of a significant program using its proprietary pediatric wide-field digital imaging system (RetCam) in the Russian Federation. The digital imaging system is used to create high-quality digital images of the exterior and interior of infant eyes to determine if infants have pediatric ocular diseases.

Pleasanton, CA-Clarity Medical Systems Inc. has announced the implementation of a significant program using its proprietary pediatric wide-field digital imaging system (RetCam) in the Russian Federation. The digital imaging system is used to create high-quality digital images of the exterior and interior of infant eyes to determine if infants have pediatric ocular diseases.

Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s third president, approved the initial purchase of the digital imaging system for 42 of Russia’s 83 states. The systems will be used in care centers handling prematurely born infants at risk for eye diseases such as retinopathy of prematurity.

The digital images provide objective, interpretable details of structural ophthalmic elements for physician review and follow-up and also serve as an educational tool for hospital staff and families of newborns. For premature infants requiring long stays in health-care facilities, the images can be compared over time to help physicians determine progression or regression of ophthalmic diseases.

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