Electronic equipment as you know has reduced in size considerably, just like the computer, medical machinery too has evolved. Carl Zeiss Meditechas made a hand held Retinal camera to view the retina and detect disorders.
What does it exactly do?
This handheld Retinal camera is also known as the Fundus Camera, usually the machinery to observe the Fundus of the eye is bigger and non-portable. We are coming to the Fundus of the eye, sounds too scientific, right? Well, the fundus of the eye is the inner lining of the eye, opposite the lens and consists of the retina,macula, fovea, optic disc and posterior pole. The manufacturer calls this camera as the Zeiss Visuscout100, which helps in detecting several eye disorders in a cost effective way.
The design of the Visuscout 100
The magnificent design of the camera has helped it achieve the reddotaward this year.A stylish docking station charges the battery operated camera and holds it in a position so that it is easy to pick up. The handheld gun sort of a gadget features a lens at one end and a screen to view the fundus of the eye on the other end, a black colored convenient handle makes it easy to grip the gadget. The camera meets all the ISO 10940 standards and is relied upon by professionals.
The ease of use
The gadget has built in Wi-Fi, so that the pictures could be wirelessly sent to a computer or a mobile device. The state of the art hardware and professional software of the gadget enables precise detection of all sorts of problems in the retina. Medical staff can operate this camera after a small training session. Red free and colored images can be taken from the camera with the autofocus functionality. There is no need for the dilation of the eyes, the patients don’t have to wait for the eyes to get ready for inspection.
The gadget is extremely helpful in examining patients,who are unable to reach the medical centers. The device is easy to carry in mobile eye examination camps and home visits. It fits in a small carrying case and is more convenient for examining children as well.
The founder of the company Mr. Carl Zeiss started off with making simple microscopes in 1847. Today the company makes precision lenses for photographic and medical use. Innovations like these offer cost effective solutions to the patients and makes it easy for the medical staff to detect adverse medical conditions.