Extending Eye Care

Through Teleophthalmology

Extending Eye Care Through Teleopthamology

Topcon’s Synergy platform gives primary care physicians access to eye care services that support blindness prevention programs and overall diabetic care. The platform’s reading center connection services could be used for screening.

Comprehensive Eye Disease Screening & Detection

Our industry-leading teleophthalmology platform offers a comprehensive, screening solution for diabetic retinopathy and other diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Topcon’s screening service provides the capabilities necessary to manage an end to end workflow between your practice and our reading center partnerships. We help reduce costs associated with screening, detection, referral and treatment of retinal eye disease.

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening.

What is it?

A web-based telemedicine platform that gives practitioners the ability to provide eye exams to patients and receive results from certified retinal reading centers.

How does it work?

Topcon’s Synergy platform provides a quick eye exam for your patients with an automated workflow connected to specialized teleretinal reading centers.

How do I benefit from it?

Maximize your clinical resources with quick retinal exams and access to professional retinal reading centers connected through Topcon’s Synergy platform.

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults.[1] Early detection and timely treatment can almost entirely eliminate vision loss.

What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Many complications can arise from diabetes, but one you may not have considered is diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes interferes with the body’s ability to use and store sugar (glucose). The disease is characterized by too much sugar in the blood, which can cause damage throughout the body, including the eyes. Diabetic retinopathy is a severe sight-threatening condition and one of the significant complications of diabetes. It is caused by damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye called the retina, which process light and vision for the brain. According to the American Optometric Association, Over time, diabetes damages the blood vessels in the retina. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when these tiny blood vessels leak blood and other fluids. This causes the retinal tissue to swell, resulting in cloudy or blurred vision. The condition usually affects both eyes. The longer a person has diabetes, the more likely they will develop diabetic retinopathy. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can cause blindness.

Detection Through Topcon DR Screening

In its first stages, patients may not notice any symptoms or changes in their eyesight and cannot tell that this condition is damaging their eyes. If untreated, vision can be impaired permanently. Retinal screening is essential because if the disease gets caught early, treatment is effective at reducing the risk of visual impairment and blindness. Early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up can reduce the risk of vision loss by up to 95% and significantly lower long-term healthcare costs.[2]

How Our Platform Makes a Difference

Topcon Diabetic Retinopathy is secure, scalable, configurable, interoperable and fully mobile enabled.

Image Acquisition

Auto Image Transfer To
Certified Retinal Reading Center

Certified Reading Center
Analyzes, Grades & Interprets Images


We provide high security and encryption to ensure the protection of your electronic Protected Health Information.

Highly Configurable

Off the shelf, Topcon Screening is built on best practices for diabetic retinopathy screening. However, it can be customized to meet your organization’s needs and existing workflows.

Flexible Deployment

Our screening platform can be delivered through our secure cloud, your private cloud or installed on-premises, providing you with the utmost choice and flexibly.

EMR Integration

Our service takes advantage of API integrations made available by EHR, HIE Patient Registry, and Billing Systems vendors. In addition, our solution adheres to HL7 and XDS interoperability standards.

Find Out How Topcon’s Teleophthalmology Solution Can Help Grow Your Practice And Support Your Diabetic Patients.