According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Multiple sclerosis (MS) is "an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body."
Multiple sclerosis is thought to affect more than 2.3 million people worldwide, and most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50.
More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide. The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation estimates that more than 400,000 people in the United States and about 200 new cases are diagnosed each week.
How to perform a retinal examination
The application allows users to capture images of the optic disc of non-mydriatic eyes. It can be used for Glaucoma screenings without dilation drops. Dilation drops will be required to increase field of view (FOV) to see more retinal structure that would include the observation of AMD and mild non-proliferative retinopathy.
Using the video function will capture maximum retinal structure regardless of dilation. The auto focus function is set for 1cm of distance from the pupil. If the lens is too far away, the results of the exam will not be in focus and the pupil will appear very small. An examination of a non-mydriatic pupil will result in the view of the optic disc and partial retinal structure around the disc. More structure can be seen with a mydriatic pupil. With the optic disc centered, the acquisition protocol would be to pan the retina, starting from the posterior pole and then moving to the upper, nasal, inferior, and nasal peripheral retina to the equator. This exam protocol encompasses the posterior pole, including the macula, optic disc, and peripheral retina.