The City of Fort Wayne and Matthew 25 tonight led an open house to demonstrate a new virtual medicine camera technology.

Health professionals and the Virtual Medicine Eye iTeam are working to provide real-time diagnosis for diabetic patients with possible retinal problems by using a retinal camera. The camera was purchased through a grant from the Lutheran Foundation.

The camera allows for electronic photos and review by doctors, which allows for fast, proper treatment of eye problems. The information is then filed electronically to be used for future patient check-ups and treatment.

Matthew 25 is a non-profit, free clinic for underinsured and uninsured patients. Matthew 25 is also the primary provider of care for underinsured and uninsured diabetic patients.

“We are using technology and innovation to help patients get needed medical attention,” said Mayor Graham Richard. “Matthew 25 provides a tremendous service to our community. High-trust, high-performance partnerships benefit residents. We are building a better city with a great quality of life.”

Also tonight, the City'€™s 21st Century Scholars iTeam and the Fort Wayne Housing Authority held a registration drive at three sites in the community for students interested in signing up for the 21st Century Scholars program, which assists eligible students with funding for higher education opportunities.

Mayor Richard created iTeams as a way to promote innovation and investment.