Smartphone app simulates retinal disease

{{image2-a:r-w:250}}The app, developed by Renegron, works on smartphones and allows users to experience symptoms from three different types of retinal disease – neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular eda (DME) and macular eda following retinal vein occlusion (MEfRVO).Users can choose between story mode and live view. Story mode allows users a 360-degree view of a clinic waiting room, filled with three patients, each of whom has a different retinal condition. Selecting a patient opens up a story about their experience and displays their specific visual perceptions.{{image3-a:r-w:250}}Meanwhile, live mode lets the viewer see actual images within the camera’s field of vision for each of the three retinal conditions.Regeneron’s ophthalmology senior product manager for marketing, Ms Natalie Mancuso, said that allowing a person to immerse thselves in the experience created a sense of pathy and awareness.‘In My Eyes’ is available online in the Apple Store and Google Play and can be used with or without VR googles.

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