I was on the development team for a company that sold Optical Coherence Tomography and ultrasound devices in the Ophthalmology market. If you need assistance in getting your device FDA certified - I can provide consulting assistance.
>we thought there might be more people who under or or are in the process of vision loss.
>Late stage detection of retinal diseases presents serious risks because eyesight become irreversible and incurable.
This is why people should get their eyes checked every year. especially if the are diabetic -- even if they think their vision is fine.
I thought my vision was fine. For fine print, I might need a pair of reading glasses; but, otherwise, I thought my vision was fine. One day, I saw what looked like a piece of lint on my left eye's eyelash. It turned out to be blood, more than a "floater."
My right eye just compensated, I had vision loss in my left eye. Thousands of laser zaps later and a vitrectomy, my left eye is stable; but, the vision loss is permanent. (Not to mention the "butt drug.") I was lucky. I can't really read with my left eye or do things requiring detailed vision; but, I can function.
This sounds like a great idea; but, the earlier you catch a problem, the better.
As a type 1 diabetic who must get annual eye exams to check for diabetic retinopathy, this would be an awesome tool to make disease management 5% better. And though 5% sounds small, that adds up to a lot overtime. Thanks for working on this.