Bayes Centre

[08/03/24] Bayes Centre News: The Bayes Centre welcomes a new Member: Optos

The Bayes Centre is pleased to welcome Optos, a leading provider of devices to eye care professionals, to our roster of members.

When a five-year-old boy was blinded after a regular eye exam failed to spot a retinal detachment, his father made it his life’s work to help eye care professionals by revolutionising retinal imaging. Optos was founded by Douglas Anderson with the goal to make a patient-friendly device to capture a digital ultra-widefield image of the retina. Today, millions of patients around the world have benefited from optomap® retinal imaging. With over 25,000 devices installed worldwide, you will find optomap systems in many independent High Street optometrists, as well as eye clinics at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and Harvard Medical Center in Massachusetts.

Their core products produce high resolution optomap images of 82% or 200° of the retina, something no other imaging device is capable of in a single comfortable capture. The most recent innovation from Optos integrates ultra-widefield retinal imaging and image-guided Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This combined device facilitates the early detection, management, and effective treatment of disorders and diseases evidenced in the retina such as retinal detachments and tears, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration. More than 2,500 published and ongoing clinical trials, as well as thousands of case studies and testimonials, show the long-term value of optomap imaging and OCT in diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient engagement.


As a division of Nikon Co. Ltd, Japan since 2015, Optos has now passed its 30th anniversary and proud to be recognised as a leading provider of devices to eye care professionals to provide a more complete approach to patient care.

Looking to the future, collaboration with the Bayes Centre has been core to Optos’ research plans, aiming to bring more innovation to clinics and patients. A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) associate is currently working between the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences at the University and Optos. They are now recruiting for a PhD student in the Centre for Medical Informatics in the field of AI and Oculometrics – developing a foundational model for analysis of ultra-widefield imaging – to aid detection in both eye and systemic diseases.

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