"I use RetinaRisk as an educational tool. It has been a fantastic addition to my practice. Oftentimes, I see patients that aren’t fully aware of the ocular complications of diabetes and associated risk factors for retinopathy. I have found an enhanced awareness and interest in their control. Even among my patients without much previous knowledge of diabetes in general, it has made a positive impact. The ability to modify the risk factors and show patients the results is particularly impactful. I would recommend RetinaRisk to anyone working with patients with diabetes."

Dr. Tina MacDonald O.D.
Certified Diabetes Educator.
Member of the AOA Health Promotions Committee
"My initial reaction was that this simple interface could create powerful data to educate diabetic patients in the exam chair about the seriousness of their disease, but also quantify the benefits of improving their health. My other thoughts were that this was something I could use to market my diabetic eye care services to local PCP's and endocrinologists to increase referrals. In addition, I was very excited about the possibility of being able to quickly generate a diabetic eye exam report that included an overall summary of pertinent data, along with the RetinaRisk summary. This would allow me to print the educational report to hand to the patient, and a second copy all set to send to their PCP and/or endocrinologist."

Dr. Nicholas Belill O.D.
"I have been routinely using RetinaRisk in my practice the last two years, and have found it extremely useful for educating my patients with diabetes about the importance of good metabolic control and routine eye examinations. The interface is easy to use and very intuitive. The graphics on the risk calculator grab my patients' attention and clearly demonstrate how improved blood glucose and blood pressure control dramatically lower the risk of needing laser treatments, injections into the eye and/or permanent vision loss caused by diabetes, especially in my patients with poor control. For my patients with good diabetes control, it reinforces the importance of what they're doing 'right' and builds an even stronger relationship between patient and doctor. I have also found the risk report form to be very helpful in communicating with primary care doctors and endocrinologists, and am confident this has helped further set my practice apart from other eye doctors in the region based on feedback from several of those providers. This is something every optometrist and ophthalmologist should be using with their patients who have diabetes."

Dr. Paul Chous, M.A., O.D.