What a Difference a Daytona Makes

The Daytona from Optos captures 200° or 82 percent of the retina in a single ultra-widefield (UWF) optomap® image in less than half a second. The built-in eye-steering technology allows non-mydriatic, visualization and imaging of all quadrants beyond the standard 200° view,1 which can make it a valuable technology in early peripheral pathology detection, timely decision-making and, ultimately, sight preservation.

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Dr. Nicole Kish has been using the Daytona in her Visionworks practice (Norman, OK) for more than a year now and has seen the value of its integration into the practice workflow protocols. With the full support of an Optos account manager, Dr. Kish has been able to incorporate her entire staff into the pre-testing process, which, in turn, reduces clinical “chair time” and increases the time spent talking with patients.2 According to Dr. Kish UWF imaging has supported her ability to identify early peripheral changes in patients suspected of having undiagnosed diabetes.

The educational value of the optomap system was a big selling point for Dr. Kish. She has been able to educate large numbers of patients about their eye conditions, providing them with “…a level of education and images of their own eyes they’ve never seen.”

According to Dr. Kish, optomap images offer a “wow” factor to their patients3, who “…love to see what the inside of their eyes looks like.”

The Daytona is a comfortable and patient friendly device, for patients of all ages, even “…wiggly children.” The auto-capture function allows the operator to focus on the patient during the imaging process – and the ergonomic design of the Daytona facilitates a smooth, comfortable experience for both patient and operator.4

Once images have been captured, the device supports instantaneous image transmission. Dr. Kish appreciates the ability to view images on her cell phone when she is out of the office. If another doctor is seeing one of her patients, they are able to send images directly to her phone, which she can then review and to which she can directly respond. This is a critical and collaborative approach when suspect pathology has been detected and referrals need to be expedited.

The Daytona is a comprehensive, multi-modal imaging system offering optomap color, red-free, and autofluorescence (optomap af), images of the retina. optomap technology is capable of producing accurate, high-resolution images without compromising on quality.5 Dr. Kish is particularly impressed with the “…stellar documentation” that optomap imaging produces. The imaging review software allows enhancement, magnification, and measurements of lesions or areas of interest, and annotations are specific to findings in the retina, negating the need for hand-drawn images and notes in patient records. Making full utility of optomap capabilities allows for complete and extensive documentation of ocular health.

According to Dr. Kish, the Daytona is a practice builder; referrals to their practice have increased since they have integrated the optomap technology. It is a technology that is intuitive to use, requires minimal training – and enhances the patient experience.

Dr. Kish states that the Daytona is an established part of their practice workflow and, speaking on behalf of herself and fellow optometrists, shares, “…we’d never want to practice without it.”

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References

  1. Aaron Werner OD, Tech Spotlight: Optos Ultra-Widefield Imaging Devices. Posted: July 6, 2016, http://www.ophthalmologyweb.com/Tech-Spotlights/188712-Optos-Ultra-Widefield-Imaging-Devices/
  2. 2016 SRC Optos Seminar, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDpVvZXGfI8
  3. Arboretum Eye Professionals Website, https://arboretumeyepro.com/optomap-retinal-imaging
  4. Optometry Web, Product Overview: The Benefits of Daytona from Optos, http://www.optometryweb.com/1672-Videos/
  5. Jeffry Gerson, OD, Imperatives of the Periphery – Ultra-widefield optomap technology transcends standards for early detection and diagnosis, https://www.aop.org.uk/ot/industry/equipment-and-suppliers/2017/01/30/imperatives-of-the-periphery