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The challenge of diabetes: How can lasers contribute to therapy in ophthalmology
The number of people with diabetes is increasing. As a result, more people are at risk of developing eye conditions. Jenoptik’s effective laser technology enables gentle laser eye surgery to help preserve patients’ vision.
The problems associated with diabetes are far-reaching: As well as high costs for the healthcare system and society as a whole, patients also face various limitations in their everyday lives. These range from mental health problems such as depression, to a reduced ability to drive for example, due to hypoglycemia, and other health issues caused by diabetes. Eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema are of particular note.
According to the IDF Diabetes Atlas (International Diabetes Federation), more than half a billion people were living with diabetes in 2021. They estimate that this number will rise to 783 million by 2045. At the same time, global health expenditure relating to diabetes has already tripled over the last 15 years to USD 966 billion.
approx. 500 million people are living with diabetes
approx. 800 million will have diabetes by 2045
approx. 1000 billion US dollars in health costs
Eye diseases due to diabetes: prevention and therapy
Our contribution to better care – Jenoptik's medical lasers for ophthalmology
Gentle, effective, and successful laser coagulation depends, among other things, on the laser used.
Jenoptik has decades of experience in developing and manufacturing medical lasers for laser eye surgery. For example, our 532 nm JenLas® D2.mini has been used successfully in medical devices for many years, including in the field of ophthalmology. Jenoptik's wealth of experience in disk laser technology, combined with more than 25,000 installations, form the basis for an extremely successful product.
Thanks to continuous development over the years, treatment has become simpler and more effective for doctors, and gentler for patients.
Extensive know-how in the development of medical components and sub-systems
When developing medical devices, Jenoptik's customers can depend on our extensive knowledge and wide range of services. From the design phase to manufacturing and servicing, Jenoptik is there throughout the whole product life cycle. What’s more, customers benefit from our in-depth application knowledge, understanding of medical regulations, and a professional network in the optical industry.
In this way Jenoptik makes a significant contribution to the development of efficient laser eye surgery technology, enabling gentle laser treatment that preserves patients’ vision.
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1IDF Diabetes Atlas
2DDG Deutsche Diabetes Gesellschaft (German Diabetes Association)
4Das Diabetische Auge (The Diabetic Eye)