Fundus Exam With an iPhone (With iExaminer From Welch Allyn)
January 30, 2013
Last week, Welch Allyn announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the Welch Allyn iExaminer™ – a product that consists of a hardware adapter and associated iPhone app that allows healthcare providers to capture, store, send and retrieve images from the Welch Allyn PanOptic™ Ophthalmoscope using the iPhone® 4 or 4S.
Briefly, the iExaminer system consists of the following three components. The PanOptic ophthalmoscope features patented optical technology that creates a viewing area of the fundus and retinal nerve in an undilated pupil that is 5 times larger than that of a traditional ophthalmoscope and increases magnification by 26 percent to more easily see retinal details.
The iExaminer adapter aligns the optical access of the PanOptic to the visual axis of the iPhone 4 or 4S camera to capture high resolution pictures of a patient’s fundus and retinal nerve.
The iExaminer software application, available from the Apple App Store, then allows physicians to save retinal images to a patient file, as well as e-mail and print the images.
The iExaminer will be available for shipment on February 11, 2013.
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