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Eye test firm Optos looks to the east

Woman looking at retinal image
Image caption Optos testing machines can detect some cancers

The retinal imaging company, Optos, has returned to profit and has said it is looking to grow abroad.

The Fife-based firm made a profit of £8m for the year compared with a loss of £2.4m last time.

Optos said its recent acquisition of the Australian firm Opto would give access to other global markets, including the far east.

The Fife-based firm sells eye-testing machines which can detect high blood pressure and some cancers.

Optos chief executive Roy Davis said: "In the last financial year we have delivered a solid improvement in revenues, returned to a healthy profit and generated very strong cash flows.

"We have also made good operational progress and expanded our product portfolio through internal development and acquisition."

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