with the many complications of Diabetes and other related chronic conditions, blindness may occur without proper diagnosis and treatment! The good news is that this is preventable with proper follow-up and diagnosis, Kuwait has the Topcon NW-200 devices across Kuwait in their Primary Care clinics, and the services are free to citizens and approx $3 for expatriates!! The bad news is that these devices are not networked in anyway and some lack the financial resources to buy ink-jet prtiner ink!!! This is really sad 😦

With the many Clinical Informatics project we have underway at Dasman Diabetes Institute, I plan to roll-out a solution that will solve this problem once and for all hopefully! Osirix came in highly recommended by my buddies at the Division of Clinical Informatics at Harvard’s Beth Isreal Deconoss Medical Center. I’m meeting with the device reseller here in Kuwait to discuss their plans that they are involved in with the Ministry of Health’s Public Health Department. There might be a possibility of cooperation! SO EXCITED!

Anyone interested to help out? Please do drop me a line if you know how to get a hold of me or leave a comment with your contact details!! Let’s prevent blindness in Kuwait, Let help diabetics and future generations 🙂

  1. Q8PACS says:

    Dear Dhari,

    Your idea is excellent and you should go ahead with it.
    I tried to check if Osirix soppurts opthalmic photography images, but couldn’t find a source yet. There is one disadvantage of Osirix. It supports only Mac HW.
    My recommendation is to use another opens source DICOM server. It’s called clearcanvas.

    We at Q8PACS can always cooperate if needed.

    For more information:
    * DICOM Supplement 91 Opthalmic Photography Image SOP

    * IHE Eye Care: ophthalmic Devices and DICOM IODs

    * Clear Canvas

    Q8PACS Admin
    Email. Q8PACS@gmail.com

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