04Anvisa has approved the first product of gene therapy in Brazil, for treating Hereditary Retinal Dystrophy (HRD), as Leber congenital amaurosis and retinitis pigmentosa. There was no therapeutic alternative for the problem, so far. Voretigene neparvopeque (trade name: Luxturna®) is a special kind of advanced therapy medicine. The enzyme it produces improves functioning of retina […]
During a congress in Natal, RN, Brazil, in 2018, ophthalmologist Hélio Roberto de Melo Lima met the proposal for an innovative equipment for retina exams: Phelcom Eyer. The handheld fundus camera works attached to a smartphone with a high-resolution camera. Therefore, it captures excellent-quality fundus images. Integrated to an online platform, the Eyer Cloud, it […]
Before Covid-19, telemedicine in Brazil was still considerably limited. For instance, the regulation law dates from 2002 and only allows three modalities: issue of remote reports, teleducation and teleassistance. However, the activity has earned space during the present pandemic and, at present, can be used in any healthcare activity. Even in a more and more […]
Doctors’ daily routines, with medical assistance and surgeries in hospitals, as well as care in their own clinics, may be quite distressing. Moreover, other appointments leave these professionals an even tighter schedule. For example, home visits to patients, business management and taking part on congresses, seminars, inter alia. Therefore, counting on technologies that help improving […]
Expedition of the Papa Francisco Hospital Boat serves more than 4 thousand people in the Holy Land (PA)
Ophthalmologist used Eyer to carry out exams and solve doubts on diagnostics. Imagine a floating hospital with medical and dental offices, surgical center, complete ophthalmological room, analysis lab, medication room, vaccination room and infirmary beds. More than that: equipments for examinations as X-ray, electrocardiogram, mammograph and treadmil ergometer. This is São Francisco Boat Hospital, […]
Startup presented the importance of democratizing access to ophthalmology examinations in the global fight against blindness.