At the inception of RetinaScope, it was realized that with an affordable, portable fundus camera, better screening for eye diseases is achievable. This will initiate earlier and more frequent screening by shifting fundus imaging for diabetic patients from specialists to general practitioners, optometrists, and opticians.
Better screening in sight
RetinaScope started with the insight that better screening for eye diseases can be achieved with a low cost, handheld fundus camera. Earlier and more frequent screening will start by moving the fundus imaging for diabetic patients from specialists to the GP’s and opticians.
RetinaScope BV was established in 2018 as a spin-out of the Dutch Value Added Distribution company IDCP BV by its founder, Jan Boers. In early 2020, TNO became a shareholder, and the Innovation Fund North Holland provided a convertible loan.