Screening program in Uzbekistan

Screening program in Uzbekistan

Screening program in Uzbekistan

Tashkent is the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan with a population in 2018 of 2,485,900. It is located in the north-east of the country, close to the Kazakhstan border.

Last week, in collaboration with our partner Глазная клиника Saif-Optima, we performed a screening program at School 166 (Школа 166 города Ташкента).
It is incredible to consider that with one Kaleidos it took just 3 hours to perform 241 kids. Was so heartwarming to see all these cute children go ahead, one after the other, getting the test.

We thank our partner, Saf-Optima and the school leaders for the perfect organization. Once we were ready to start the screening program, they had settled the classes and scheduled exactly the spot for all the young students.

Adaptica is involved directly and through its partners or NGOs in screening programs all over the world. We believe it is important to provide accurate, portable, friendly equipment. Kaleidos allows to do that: it is a resilient and long-lasting battery instrument that works perfectly in any light condition. Eye care operators do love it!

Philippines – More screening programs

Philippines – More screening programs

Philippines – More screening programs

Alliance Regional Care (ARC) Hospital – Borough Eye Center

Held last August 30, 2019, this Eye Center was built with cooperation of ARC & Borough, a well-known health facility with four Medical Clinics scattered in Metro Manila. Kaleidos have been featured in some provincial Newspaper Articles in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu (Central Visayas Area) and had given a high recommendation for their screening process.

Good Samaritan Hospital- Nueva Ecija Eye and Laser Center

This institution invited us last August 24 and 27, 2019 for their Sight Saving Month Program and Anniversary demonstration. Knowing beforehand the quality of Kaleidos they decided to use it especially for the accuracy of the exam as well as portability and velocity this instrument provides. In this screening program participated children, adults to uniformed personnel and  travelled Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija (North East of Luzon).

Maranatha Christian Academy

In cooperation with Calamba Eye Center (Calamba, Laguna/ South Luzon Area) we have screened around 106 elementary students using Adaptica’s refraction system. During the program, by using Kaleidos,  we found out different cases of “HIgh Myopic”, “Astigmatism” and “Anisometropic”.

The screening programs help in a decisive way to detect sight anomalies in an early stage, and this allows interventions which can easily solve a series of problems that otherwise would become difficult to treat.

Dennis Norris’s interview at ESCRS 2019

Dennis Norris’s interview at ESCRS 2019

Dennis Norris’s interview at ESCRS 2019

 

After his lecture during the workshops we held at ESCRS in Paris, we interviewed Dennis Norris, Senior Director of OneSight‘s Global Programming to understand why it is so important for them to use our equipment on the field.

According to Dennis Norris:

“OneSight loves Adaptica products for a variety of reasons the main one would be the portability of the equipment. We go all over the world to many remote areas and it is important for us to ship as little as possible to those areas so we can hand carry our equipment to any location and that really makes us happy so Adaptica equipment allows us to do that. It is very portable, it is very durable, they have long-lasting battery lives and the doctors that we use at our clinic absolutely love the equipment.”

He showed his enthusiasm about the advantages of using our products during OneSight’s projects, especially on the Amazon River project in Brazil.

OneSight’s voluteer were there for a limited time and their goal was to see as many patients as possible and thanks to the quickness and the portability of our devices, they could see almost 900 patients per day.

37° ESCR’s Edition

37° ESCR’s Edition

37° ESCR’s Edition

We are delighted to inform you that ESCRS was a great success. In the coming weeks we will tell you what happened during this wonderful experience.

In the meantime we provide you with some anticipations, stay tuned!

Sight For Africa – COECSA

Sight For Africa – COECSA

Sight For Africa – COECSA

On August the 20th, we participated to Sight for Africa – The Second Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation held in Kigali, Rwanda. 

The chairman of this convention was Dr. Wei He, founder and President of He Eye Specialist Hospital (HESH) and Board Member of International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO). The co-chairmen were Kgao Legodi, Vice President of International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) and President of African Ophthalmology Council (AOC) and John Nkurikiye, President of Rwanda Ophthalmology Society.

The main topic of this Summit was to discuss the ways to continously band together for facing the severe situation in the prevention and control of blindness in Africa. 

Our Sales&Marketing Manager, Mr. Davide Maddalozzo had the chance to spoke during this Summit giving a lecture about “Demonstration of Intelligent Medical Equipment”. Adaptica’s equipments can really make the difference, especially in a Continent like Africa where, thanks to the portability of our devices, also people in remote villages can have access to Eye Care Screenings.

Our goal is to provide Eye Care Specialists with the best instruments to perform accurate exams in order to detect and correct eye defects to everyone, everywhere.

We are so proud to take part to this type of events and initiatives. Together we can make the difference! 

ESCRS 2019

ESCRS 2019

ESCRS 2019

ESCRS, the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, was founded in 1991 to promote education and research in the field of implant and refractive surgery and to advance and promote the study and practice of ophthalmology. ESCRS seeks to promote and support research in the field of intraocular lens implantation and refractive surgery and the dissemination of the useful results thereof. ESCRS has over 7,500 members from 130 countries world-wide.

Every year, two times a year, an exhibition is held in a different city. This year the 37 th  Congress will take place between the 14-18 September 2019 in Pavilion 7, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris.
For Adaptica, ESCRS is the most important Exhibition of the year and this time we decided to think big.

This year we will celebrate the 10 years anniversary of our company and, with the occasion, we are proud to share with you many news, our ultimate new design, a big reveal and many surprises.

A new product will be released, a dedicated space will be installed to show the best potentialities of this device. You will have the possibilities to try it in the smallest refraction room you have ever seen. No spoilers, you will discover everything at ESCRS.

We will wait you at our Booth, where we will arrange three workshops about our products and our company. The speakers will be three selected and special KOL.
During the first workshop that will be held on the 14 th of September, our beloved Dr. Mario Angi, Ophthalmologist and President of CMB Italia Onlus will give a lecture about the evolution of the refractive devices “From “Red Reflex” to Videorefraction”.
The 15 th of September we will have the pleasure to host Mr. Dennis Norris, OneSight Senior Director of Global Programming who will talk about the use of our equipment on the field during OneSight’s projects around the world.
The last day of the workshops, the 16 th of September our guest will be Dr. Konstantinos Kakoulidis, M.D., PhD and FEBO of He Vision Group who will have a talk about our Versatile refraction system.

After the workshops you will be our guests for a sparkling aperitif at our booth.

If you want to see the full program or participate to the workshop click the botton below.

Come visit our booth # D 118 f, and stay tuned.

Distributors training

Distributors training

Distributors training

On June 24th and 25th 2019, Adaptica held at its headquarter in Padua two days of training for some distributors from different European countries to introduce their prodocuts and how they work.

Training and providing knowledge to their distributors is considered an asset for Adaptica. This is why Adaptica constantly invest time, energy and resources.

Screening in Bolivia

Screening in Bolivia

Screening in Bolivia

Dr Mario Angi is a renown  ophthalmologist based in Padova and President of CBM Italia Onlus, a non-profit organization with headquarter in Germany.
During the last mission screening in Bolivia, Dr. Angi examined more than 200 kids using Kaleidos. Below is his comment on the use of Kaleidos in this mission trip:

“During the screening conducted in Bolivia from the 26th of April to the 2nd of May 2019, we examined more than 200 kids at first grade school, comparing the data and visual acuity performed by Kaleidos, with the ones performed by HandyRef Nidek’s autorefractor – without cycloplegic. At the end the results showed that astigmatism measurements almost match between the two devices: Kaleidos, for the spherical defect, doesn’t generate a false myopia – found in 20% of the exams made with the autorefractometer without cycloplegic. Combining Kaleidos – a binocular refractometer – with visual acuity measurement reduces the risks of false positive results due to non-collaborative pediatric patients and helps to identify the patients with strabismus >10 PD.”

OneSight & National Geographic event

OneSight & National Geographic event

OneSight & National Geographic event

On May 2nd, OneSight hosted an event with National Geographic at the National Geographic Society Headquarters, bringing together some of the brightest minds in vision care to discuss serving the neediest populations around the world. We were invited to take part to this event where the Pulitzer Prize photographer Stephanie Sinclair was the keynote speaker. Stephanie Sinclair is the same photographer who provided the photos that accompany the beautiful National Geographic’s article on the use of Kaleidos and VisionFit during the Onesight mission in the Amazon River.

The panel discussion brought to life the existing lack of access to eye care services that many individuals and entire countries like Rwanda, Brazil, China, and the US suffer. The right of a clear sight impact education outcomes, economic potential, and quality of life. We can solve this critical global vision care gap for good, together.

A”Future everyone can see”: this is our common goal now.

Discover more about the event here!

ASCRS Annual Meeting 2019

ASCRS Annual Meeting 2019

ASCRS Annual Meeting 2019

From 3rd to 7th of May, Adaptica joined Us Ophthalmic at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting exhibition in San Diego. It is the largest U.S. meeting dedicated to anterior segment specialists, practice management staff, and ophthalmic technicians and nurses.

We have showed our newest devices and offered demos. Our mission was to improve the vision, outcomes and quality of patients’ life.

 

Robert Arnold’s interview

Robert Arnold’s interview

Robert Arnold’s interview

Doc. Robert Arnold answered to some questions about Adaptica and his main goal in the fight against Amblyopia
He was interviewed during the AMGO congress
We hope he will reach his goal and we will always support him in his battle against pediatric eye deseases. 
Alaska Blind Child Discovery

Amgo 2019

Amgo 2019

Amgo 2019

AMGO Project is a visual prevention project of Amblyopia coordinated at national level by the Institute of the blind “Francesco Cavazza ONLUS” based in Bologna and aimed at children in their earliest childhood. In 2013 it obtained the patronage of the Ministry of Health.

Amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye”, consists of a reduced development of visual function in one or both eyes due to a visual defect present in early childhood, during which time the development and maturation of the visual system takes place. If not treated promptly, this condition may result in a permanent defect.

The most common causes of amblyopia are strabismus and incorrect refractive defects (myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism). The risk of developing amblyopia due to untreated eye disease is present in the first 4-5 years of life, i.e. during and within the plastic period of development of the visual system. The diagnosis must therefore take place as early as possible, during the period in which the visual system is still susceptible to modifications and improvements if treated correctly.

In Italy, according to statistics on the statistics, amblyopia affects from 1.6% to 3.6% of the population. Since amblyopia can only be cured at an early age, early diagnosis and early treatment are the ideal objectives to be pursued.

To find out more informations, discover the article by Azzurra News here!

Screening week at Sant’Alessio

Screening week at Sant’Alessio

Screening week at Sant’Alessio

Amblyopia, also known as “lazy eye”, is curable. However, to solve the problem, the visual defect must be ascertained at an early age. For this reason, the Sant’Alessio Regional Center in Rome, has decided to join the campaign “AMGO-To me the eyes”.

Amblyopia

On Saturday 23rd and Saturday 30th March, the IPAB has made its structure available for children aged between 12 and 30 months. From 9am to 6pm, parents who wanted to make their children visited, had the opportunity to get a free screening to identify symptoms of amblyopia, or lazy eye syndrome.

The importance of an early diagnosis

“The therapy for the correction of amblyopia – explains Antonio Organtini, general manager of the Sant’Alessio Regional Center – is all the more effective the earlier it begins; once they reach 6-7 years of age the visual system is developed, with minimal margins of response to the occlusive treatment, which is a simple solution with greater efficacy only if applied early “.

Useful information

How to book an appointment? To participate in the screening it is necessary to choose a date and book the visit by calling the dedicated number 06.51.30.18.538 (Monday to Friday 9/15). Or you can write an email to address protocollo@santalessio.org.

Not only screening

“Our orthoptists and our ophthalmologists – states Antonio Organtini – are available to families not only to make the free screening, but also to raise awareness of this visual condition that should never be overlooked”.

Mass screening organized by Cavite State University – Philippines

Mass screening organized by Cavite State University – Philippines

Mass screening organized by Cavite State University – Philippines

Last April 15, 2019, Local Medical Technology students from Cavite State University used our Kaleidos and performed refractions to 70 adult & child patients plus around 40 students. These students helped organize this humanitarian mission for their local barangay people in Indang, Cavite, in the southern part of Luzon and approximately a three hour drive outside of Manila.

Kaleidos is the best tool for them to use for these screenings as it’s portable, easy to use, can be used in any setting, and can give you results in seconds without needing a skilled operator.