optomap Detects 89.2% of Peripheral Lesions

Results of a recent study shows excellent agreement in the assessment of the peripheral retina and suggest that optomap imaging is a useful tool in the assessment of eyes with peripheral retinal lesions, with high sensitivity and reproducibility. 

Diagnosis of peripheral retinal pathology can be difficult using dilation methods due to challenges with mydriasis and low patient compliance.  The advantages of using optomap ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging include:

  • The ability to view the retina in two channels
  • Fast image capture without the need for dilation
  • High resolution
  • The ability to magnify and adjust the images for review

Optos imaging has been demonstrated to be valuable in the diagnosis and treatment of several ocular disorders, including retinal vascular disease, retinal and choroidal dystrophies, and retinal inflammatory disorders.

A study was conducted by a group of international retinal imaging experts for the purpose of comparing the agreement for indirect ophthalmoscopy and UWF in detecting peripheral retinal lesions predisposing to retinal rhegmatogenous detachment.  This study concluded the following:

  • optomap was demonstrated to have a sensitivity of 89.2% in detecting peripheral retinal lesions
  • Results show an excellent inter-rater agreement in both the ophthalmoscopy based and Optos based assessments of identifications of lesions.
  • optomap color imaging allowed accurate and reproducible identification of lesions in the peripheral retina.
  • A previous study found that the image-assisted method of exam detected 30% more lesions. Additionally, there was a higher rate of detection of posterior pole lesions using the image assisted method in this study (90.1%).

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