Get Those Lids and Lashes out of optomap Images!

Posted on Jul 12, 2022 by

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.



Inaugural Issue of Ophthalmology Retina Featuring optomap

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 by

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has now launched its long-awaited scientific journal focusing exclusively on the retina subspecialty of ophthalmology, Ophthalmology® Retina.

The first new scientific journal from the AAO in more than a century, Ophthalmology Retina is the AAO’s response to the rapid growth of high-quality research in retina-related eye diseases and conditions. The journal creates a channel through which researchers can publish retina studies results sooner and reach a greater number of retina specialists than ever before. And the publication chose to feature ultra-widefield retinal imaging (UWF™) from Optos, on it’s cover. Ophthalmology Retina is a subspecialty companion to its parent journal, the American Journal of Ophthalmology, one of the world’s most widely read medical publications.


Ophthalmology Retina is on track to become the preferred journal for research in this subspecialty. “There is a tremendous surplus of high-quality retina manuscripts that deserve exposure,” said David W. Parke II, M.D., CEO of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “Ophthalmology Retina will provide a premier outlet for this work. It will allow the Academy to better serve the scientific and ophthalmic communities by providing what we fully expect will be a very high-impact factor journal that builds upon the stature of the Academy’s …


The Importance of Capturing the Periphery

Posted on Feb 08, 2017 by

Ultra-widefield (UWF™) optomap® technology sets a new standard for early detection and diagnosis by providing a wider view of the retina coupled with superior imaging capabilities.


“If you are not looking at the peripheral retina, you don’t have the whole picture, and you are not able to adequately assess risk. This is why we need to look at everybody and see what is out there.” Dr Jeffry Gerson


optomap – Illuminating a Wider Landscape

optomap imaging reveals an expansive view of the retinal landscape, exposing issues otherwise left undiscovered and untreated. Increasing utilization of UWF technology is also changing the landscape of ocular health care.


Unlike exploration prompted by patient reports of symptoms or history of retinal problems, optomap imaging captures a high resolution, 200° digital image of the peripheral retina in addition to the central pole in a single dynamic image.


Dr. Jeffry Gerson of Grin Eye Care in Kansas City adopted optomap early and has observed firsthand the evolution of the technology over 13 years. Gerson recognized the value of UWF optomap imaging immediately. Today, he says he cannot imagine practicing without it.


“Initially it impacted how I practiced. Because of an increase …