Keeping yourself, your kids, and everyone’s peepers safe this Halloween!

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 by

With Halloween upon us, dressing up is all part of the fun for both children and adults.  To ensure Halloween is fun and safe for all, it is important to take proper precautions for safety.  Each year, the US hospital emergency rooms treat several hundred eye injuries related to Halloween costumes and masks. Additionally, it is often very easy for children to be less visible to drivers during evening hours.  Prevent Blindness® has provided some helpful safety times to keep in mind this Halloween:

Costumes and Safety

-Avoid costumes with masks, wigs, floppy hats or eye patches that block vision. -Tie hats and scarves securely so they don’t slip over children’s eyes. -Avoid costumes that drag on the ground to prevent tripping or falling -Avoid pointed props such as spears, swords or wands that may harm other children’s eyes. -Wear bright, reflective clothing or decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape/patches. -Carry a bright flashlight to improve visibility. -Do not ride a bike/scooter/skateboard or roller blade while wearing a costume. -Obey all traffic signals—pedestrian and driver. -Younger children should go with an adult while trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. Older children should trick-or-treat in groups. -Use common sense. Never dart out …
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Optos Introduces Monaco – The only clinically-validated, ultra-widefield retinal image with integrated OCT

Posted on Oct 24, 2018 by

In 2000, Optos delivered the first and only retinal imaging device that could capture beyond the vortex vessels of the retina. The ability to clearly image that much of the retina—in one capture, and in less than ½ second—significantly influenced the way eye care professionals examined their patients’ eyes. The core technology is based on a scanning laser ophthalmoscope and a unique ellipsoid mirror that create a virtual focal point inside the eye to enable the single capture of the central retina and periphery. For color images, green and red lasers are engaged simultaneously to allow visualization of retinal substructures from the sensory retina and retinal pigment epithelium to the choroid.

Over the years, Optos has continued to develop its hardware and software platforms – most recently delivering Monaco, the newest device providing new ways to enhance clinical exams.  It is the only ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging device with integrated OCT. Monaco produces a 200° single-capture optomap image in less than ½ second and also provides cross-sectional 40° OCT views of retinal structures. Monaco enables a rapid multi-modality capture featuring color, autofluorescence and OCT scans, for both eyes, in as little as two minutes.  UWF with integrated OCT saves time, …
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