The Ukrainian Diabetes Federation, Ukraine’s largest diabetes NGO, and CheckEye, a healthtech startup, are joining efforts to conduct mass screenings for early detection of diabetic retinopathy in Ukraine.

The partnership between the UDF, a member of the International Diabetes Federation, and CheckEye, which has developed a cloud-based AI-driven solution for early detection of diabetic retinopathy and other eye conditions, comes as a milestone of the implementation of the country’s National Diabetes Program 2030.

Enabling early diagnosis of diabetes and its complications with AI-driven tech is key in modern medicine and the fight against the disease.. Early detection of retinopathy through the use of artificial intelligence will make eye screening more accessible and convenient, potentially lowering the risk of vision loss associated with diabetes for 2 million of Ukrainians.