Diagnostic combinations could prevent needless blindness

April 20, 2007

Carl Zeiss Meditec and Ilmenau University in Germany have launched a joint research project to examine multimodal combinations of different diagnostic techniques for the prevention of serious visual impairments.

Carl Zeiss Meditec and Ilmenau University in Germany have launched a joint research project to examine multimodal combinations of different diagnostic techniques for the prevention of serious visual impairments.

The premise is that the planned integration of individual diagnostic methods offers a much more precise, detailed and complete diagnosis. In addition, patient therapy improves, duplicate examinations are avoided and efficiency is increased.

Professor Dr Jens Haueisen from Ilmenau University believes that, particularly in the case of diseases such as diabetes, the approach being examined in the project could help prevent blindness in many people.