An Ophthalmologist In Your Kitchen – The EyeQue Insight Review

Easy-to-use, accessible and relatively low-cost solution for a widely experienced problem: these are my favorite digital health innovations. EyeQue Insight lets anyone test their vision at home so people living in rural areas, with special needs or no access to transportation could still make sure they have the necessary sight test from time to time. Here’s our EyeQue Insight review. Have you seen the numbers? What about the letters? Eye problems are global phenomena: the World Health Organisation estimates that approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment. That means on average at least one in seven people have trouble seeing perfectly. That’s an insanely huge number – and The Medical Futurist team is not an exception here either. The majority has glasses or problems with their eyes for a long time. I only realized as an adult that I have problems with my vision, I’m short-sighted – so I have to live with a “telescope” on my head, but it proved to be great, especially while driving. I go to the ophthalmologist yearly to check whether my sight worsened. Rozina, our marketing guru, said she really loved to go to the ophthalmologist when she was a kid because she always had to read a board full of smileys and the entire exam seemed like a game for her. She was diagnosed with astigmatism and had her first glasses when she was three or four years old, but fortunately could put them down by the age of seven. Cu...
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This issue brief details how Germany keeps medication costs low through centralized drug assessment, price negotiations, and price ceilings for noninnovative therapies – all with only modest government involvement. Insurers, providers, and patient advocacy groups all play key roles in the country’s drug pricing system.        
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