Auto component major Bosch on Monday announced the launch of a locally developed eyecare solution in India. The company’s new eyescreening and detection system offers a combination of hardware and software and provides affordable eyecare.
The compact hand-held Fundus (retinal) camera is designed to respond to the shortage of eyecare specialists and the high demand for vision screening in the country. According to global health statistics, nearly one in every three visually impaired people in the world is an Indian.
“Our foray into this area aims to promote better ophthalmological care for all Indians,” said Dr Steffen Berns, the president of the Bosch Group in India.
According to eyecare experts, 80 per cent of cases of vision loss in India are preventable. Bosch’s eye screening and detection system meets the demand for comprehensive eyecare of the middle and lower income demographic and offers high functionality, ease of use, and a cost effective system to doctors.
The new eye-screening and detection system is now available to ophthalmologists, optical chains and government primary healthcare centers. Offering early detection and imaging without dilation, the system has a modular architecture for capturing both the front and back of the eye, and a light weight for easy portability.