Each year, November 14th is recognized as World Diabetes Day and this year’s theme is “Education to Protect Tomorrow”. Understanding the condition is the first step towards managing and preventing it. One in 10 adults around the world currently live with diabetes, an estimated 537 million people. Almost half do not know they have it.
Optos recently attends the ‘Westminster Eye Health Day’ held on 19 October 2022 as part of the College’s campaign to tackle current and future issues affecting ophthalmology services. The event attendees were offered the opportunity to have their eyes imaged on the Optos Daytona device – the most widely used UWF™ imaging device in the UK.
Globally, Optos devices with optomap ultra-widefield retinal imaging technology are assisting eye care professionals to offer the most comprehensive eye exams possible. Early detection of any retinal abnormality is crucial to maintaining ocular and systemic health because in most cases of eye disease, in the early stages, they exhibit minimal to no signs or symptoms. Diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina, which includes the use of optomap.
Over thirty years ago, a five-year-old boy lost his vision after a regular eye exam failed to spot a retinal detachment.
His father, Douglas Anderson, made it his mission to revolutionize retinal imaging for eye care professionals. And in 1992 when Optos was founded, his goal was met with the availability of a patient-friendly device that can capture an ultra-widefield (UWF™) high-resolution retinal image. And today, these devices are still the only devices that, in a single-capture, image approximately 82% or 200◦ of the retina.
It's important for parents to understand the importance of eye exams, and the utilization of the highest-level technology in pediatric screening. Optos ultra-widefield (UWF™) imaging technology is making great strides in diagnosing and treating eye problems in children and infants. Due to the cutting-edge modalities and ease-of-operation with an optomap® exam, signs of retinal disease can be found in the periphery, often before children and infants become symptomatic.
Join us at the 22nd Euretina Congress from Thursday 1st September to Sunday 4th September at the CCH (Congress Centre Hamburgh) in Germany at Booth 34 where the Silverstone devices will be display throughout the show where visitors can view the models, ask questions and book in for show-floor demonstrations where they can have their optomap UWF retinal images taken.
An optomap image captures up to 200°, or 82% of the retina in one fast, painless image, with little or no face-to-face interaction. The image is highly detailed and allows the eye care professional the best view for identifying diseases and other issues that may arise in your child’s eyes. Set your child up for success this school year by scheduling a comprehensive eye exam with optomap!
Over the past thirty years, Optos ultra-widefield retinal imaging technology has been used to image hundreds of millions of individuals in order to assist in the detection of retinal detachment, and other vision and life-threatening diseases. One of the most recent cases that was presented to highlight the technology was of outer retinal folds in a Rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, provided by Steven M. Bloom, MD of Bennett & Bloom Eye Centers.
Those beautiful lashes and bright eyes may have aesthetic appeal, but lashes and eyelids may obscure areas of interest within an optomap® image. Fortunately, patient lid and lash taping techniques can help eyecare professionals obtain unobstructed images for more effective analysis of their ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal images.
Optos presents ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging (also known as an optomap® image) to enable eyecare professionals to discover, diagnose, document, and treat ocular pathology that may first present in the periphery - pathology which may go undetected using traditional examination techniques and equipment.