New Device Eases Eye ExaminationsBy Voice of the Diabetic, Vol. 16, No. 3
Publication Date: Summer 2001
Article describes the Panoramic 200 system from Optos North America, which is a computerized scanning device that enables the operator to obtain a clear, wide-field image of the retina called an Optimap in roughly three minutes. A study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh compared the results of the Optimap to those produced by traditional dilated examination. Testing indicated that the results were similar, but the Panoramic 200 system produced quicker results. The device allows the eye doctor to see more clients in the same amount of time, making practices more time-efficient.
Published by: National Federation of the Blind (Website:http://www.nfb.org)
Diabetes Action Network (Web Site: http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Diabetics.asp )
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