Optomap Retinal Screener

Optomap with Daytona and why to do it

The fundus examination is a basic ophthalmological test to diagnose several eye problems. It consists of viewing the retina and optic disc through the pupil and transparent media of the eyeball (cornea, aqueous humor, crystalline lens, and vitreous humor).

It is an essential part of many diseases evaluation. A particular device, the ophthalmoscope, is available for use in primary care (PC) and other specialties for this test.

Thanks to technological advances, fundus examinations can now be made through multiple devices, each with different features and benefits to provide the specialist with a better retina and optic disc image.

Ultra-Widefield Retinal Imaging (UWF)

When performing fundus imaging, retinal images can be wide-field or small when using the traditional imaging system. 

For years, ophthalmologists and technicians have used traditional retinal imaging. Still, this traditional retinal imaging only captures 10-100 of the retina in a single image, reducing the retinal field and leaving undetected many clinical conditions, especially those in the peripheral.

OPTOS devices currently provide advanced technology that can capture 82% up to 200 of the retina in a single capture in each imaging modality (color, red laser, and green laser). This study is optomap and captures the retina by ultra-widefield imaging (UWF).

Optomap Benefits

  • Your eye does not need to be dilated during the examination. You will not experience discomfort. 
  • You will not be disabled all day after the study.
  • The device provides a simultaneous view of the central pole, mid-periphery, and periphery retina.
  • The image includes more of the retina and allows for an accurate diagnosis.
  • The device has advanced technology (both software and hardware) that allows imaging in many modalities.
  • Thanks to this technology, the test is quick and easy to perform.

Why Get Optomap With Daytona?

Daytona is one of the optomap ultra-widefield imaging system devices. Daytona produces high-resolution images, capturing up to 200° of the retina in a single image in less than half a second.  

It comes with Optos Advance™ browser-based image review software, which enables documentation, monitoring, and clinical data processing to aid in patient control and improve examination workflow.

Daytona has proven to be a sensitive and specific device for the early detection of peripheral retinal lesions, diabetic retinopathy, and macular edema. 

In addition, according to studies, optomap with Daytona allows a more accurate diagnosis in diabetic retinopathy.

Reduced Risk

One of the concerns of many patients with eye problems today is whether there is a risk of COVID-19 infection during ophthalmology consultations.

There may be a risk of contagion with traditional techniques where there are dilating eye drops and direct eye manipulation. But thanks to this new optomap technology, it is unnecessary for you to be close to the health professional during the examination.

You can keep a perfect social distance during this exam since the device does not require the patient to be in front of it. So don’t worry; you can take this test with all biosafety norms.

Getting the imaging done with Daytona provides peace of mind to you as a patient. Still, it also helps the healthcare professional diagnose by giving more clues and clinical data about the condition of your retina and optic disc.

References:

  1. Price, L. D., Au, S., & Chong, N. V. (2015). Optomap ultrawide field imaging identifies additional retinal abnormalities in patients with diabetic retinopathy. Clinical Ophthalmology (Auckland, N.Z.), 9, 527–531.
  2. Yang, D., Li, M., Wei, R., Xu, Y., Shang, J., & Zhou, X. (2020). Optomap ultrawide field imaging for detecting peripheral retinal lesions in 1725 high myopic eyes before implantable collamer lens surgery. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 48(7), 895–902.
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