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Diabetic retinopathy is the number one cause of blindness amongst working age adults.
People with diabetes need to have an annual examination in order to identify DR at an early stage. Patients diagnosed with DR need regular screening to track the progress of the disease.

MONA lets you have a regular eye exam without waitlists or physical discomfort.
In minutes your doctor will tell you if you need further evaluation or if you can wait for your next annual exam.

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Ophthalmologists can use MONA to improve patient workflow. A technician can capture retinal images and in 3 minutes you will know if the patient needs further care. Less time spent on diagnosis frees up time for more complex treatments and procedures. Patients will be more satisfied and likely to share positive experiences across their personal networks.

Diabetologists and endocrinologists can use MONA to add eye care to their patient evaluations. An automated 3-minute process means patients leave reassured — or with a referral to an ophthalmologist.


The issue

With an ageing global population, eye disease is on the rise and demand for eye health services is increasing. 

A 2020 study published in The Lancet found that diabetic retinopathy was a leading cause of blindness in those aged 50 years and older.

The good news is that DR can be prevented and treated.
But there are barriers that need to be overcome:

Only specialists can diagnose

  • Current screening methods require analysis by a specialist to make a diagnosis and confirm which stage of DR has been reached.

Waiting lists are long

  • With only a limited number of specialists in any location, there can be a long wait for an appointment.

Screening can be unpleasant

  • Current techniques for retinal screening are time-consuming and physically uncomfortable.