The latest technologies can help ophthalmologists improve diagnostic abilities and the treatment of eye disease. A fundus camera, such as the non-mydriatic fundus camera, improves the ability of practitioners to view the retina in detail and store results for comparison.
Patients are impressed with the truly comprehensive eye exams with detail available with a non-mydriatic fundus camera. Gain a balanced perspective on how the non-mydriatic fundus camera can become part of the quality initiatives within a practice and enhance patient care.
Get the Bigger, Better Picture
A fundus camera is simple to use revolutionary device to capture detail and images necessary for maintaining ongoing eye health and address eye disease at earlier stages. A non-mydriatic fundus camera:
- Makes use of the retina’s reflective properties to show details and store images that are superior to slit lamps and other commonly-used tools.
- Does not require pupil dilation in the majority of cases, and is painless for patients.
- Provides early detection and monitoring of a number of serious eye health conditions, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, high blood pressure, damage caused by multiple sclerosis, and diabetic retinopathy.
- Offers images that visually add to ophthalmologist notes, and creates a fuller picture of eye health that can be shared with other physicians easily in the collaborative management of patient health.
- Is easy to operate with little training required.
- Offers a wide angle of the targeted retina.
- Has different filters to choose from for the purposes of image enhancement.
The non-mydriatic fundus camera does not:
- Provide stereoscopic capability.
- Detect abnormalities that are outside of the field viewed.
- Artifact from under- and over-exposure.
- Garner third-party coverage from most providers without concurrent eye exams.
According to Dr. Mahsa Salehi, clinical faculty member in ophthalmology at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, AOA guidelines “mention that fundus photography provides documentation and is the best routine approach to establish a baseline for routine comparisons.” Furthermore, she said, “They further point out that fundus photography is a more reproducible technique than the clinical exam for detecting posterior segment disease. It is not, however, medically necessary to document the existence of a condition, but medically necessary to establish the baseline to judge later if a disease is progressive.”
One study evaluating a non-mydriatic widefield imaging system showed positive predictive values as high as 97% and negative predictive values up to 75% in the case of diagnosing retinal pathology. More information is available from the abstract. A clear baseline and more powerful predictive capabilities are critical in managing eye health and progressive eye diseases.
More details on Fundus Cameras are available from Coburn Technologies, and their benefits are detailed in the blog entry Why an Eye Exam Should Include a Fundus Camera. Coburn Technologies associates are ready to assist practices in enhancing patient care and can quickly address questions about fundus cameras and how they can be implemented within a practice.
The Nonmyd 7 Non-Mydriatic Fundus Camera is a user-friendly digital retinal camera that adheres to Kowa’s high-quality standards. The latest Nikon® digital camera captures the high-resolution images needed in clinical settings. It allows users to store, restore and easily compare data and is compatible with desktops and notebook computers that have been equipped with the Kowa Portable VK-2 digital imaging system.
Contact Coburn Technologies to find out more about the non-mydriatic fundus camera, a highly specialized fundus camera useful for a range of medical conditions.