Noctura 400 eyemask, Polyphotonix, diabetic retinopathy

LIVINGLIVING

Health economics

At the moment there are only two

treatments available for retinopathy. The

first is laser, which is invasive and causes

permanent damage in itself. The second

is intravitreous injections of the drug

Lucentis, which costs approximately £6k

per year per eye and requires monthly

hospital visits for the injections. This tends

to be recommended in the presence of

diabetic retinal oedema. It is estimated

that something like £260million is spent by

the NHS on injections to treat the effects

of retinopathy, while the cost of laser

treatment has not been clearly quantified.

The Noctura 400 eyemask costs

£250 per three months and treats both

eyes. So that's £1000 per year, or £500

per eye. That represents potentially huge

cost savings, especially if the eyemasks

are introduced early as a preventative

treatment.

The mask has also been shown to

work to reduce the presence of diabetic

macular oedema.

Says Hopkins, "This eyemask is

much more cost-effective than current

treatments and of course aims at

preserving sight, therefore saving much

distress as well."

*SOURCE: Diabetes UK

Although this feature is called Kit That's Coming Soon, that tends to refer to whether

or not this device will ever be available on the NHS. At the moment that is not the

case with the Nocture 400 eyemask, however it is available privately, not directly

from PolyPhotonix but through a number of independent opticians including a homevisiting opthalmology service The Outside Clinic.

One of The Outside Clinic's qualified staff visits your home to talk through the

product, check your eyesight before you go on the eyemask, then reassess your

eye health every three or six months while using the product, the aim of which is to

reduce the progression of retinopathy. In this way you should be able to track the

progress and effectiveness of the eyemask on your eye health.

The Noctura products while currently being developed specifically to treat diabetic

retinopathy is also being considered for use for age-related macular degeneration

and also dry age-related macular degeneration.

Access to Noctura eyemasks

If you would like any more information about

Noctura 400 you can call the Noctura Advisory

Line on 01740 669143, or visit thier website.

Please mention Desang when making contact

about the eyemask.

www.noctura.com

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