At the recent conference on “Metabolic Disorders in the Focus of Preventive Medical Care” held in Uzhhorod, the CheckEye team, in collaboration with partners from the V.P. Filatov Institute, discussed the topic of prevention and diagnosis of metabolic diseases in the context of armed conflict. The initiative to implement the technology for screening diabetic retinopathy in Ukraine has garnered interest within the medical community, especially amidst the current state of warfare.

Dr. Alla Oleksandrivna Nevskaya, a senior ophthalmologist and junior research fellow at the Department of Laser Microsurgery of Eye Diseases at the V.P. Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, presented the CheckEye technology for mass screening of diabetic retinopathy using artificial intelligence. She also emphasized the importance of timely prevention and diagnosis of this complication of diabetes, particularly among internally displaced persons and other vulnerable populations.

Due to the war, medical assistance has become more complex, and its quality may significantly deteriorate. Timely diagnosis and treatment of chronic illnesses, including diabetic retinopathy, are crucial for preserving health, and family doctors play a key role in this process. The CheckEye technology enables fast and accurate screening of at-risk patients, simplifying the diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy.

Considering the limited access to specialized medical care in conflict conditions, the initiative to implement mass screening technology for diabetic retinopathy for family doctors is both relevant and important. The conference was organized by the private medical endocrinological center “Zakarpattya EndoClinic” and supported by the NGO “Association of Endocrinologists and Preventive Medicine Doctors of the Carpathian Region.”