Our revolutionary PanOptic Ophthalmoscope addresses the fundamental challenge in ophthalmoscopy—to get a good view of the fundus in order to make a sufficient assessment:
- 5X larger view of the fundus vs. standard ophthalmoscopes in an undilated eye
- Digitally capture, store, and share fundus images by combining with iExaminer
- Greater working distance improves comfort for both practitioner and patient
- Dynamic focusing wheel allows continuous, smooth action and more precise control
- Halogen HPX lamp provides bright, white light
- Compatible with all existing Welch Allyn 3.5 V power sources
Patented Axial PointSource Optics make it easy to enter undilated pupils, offering a 25º field of view, resulting in a view of the fundus that’s 5x greater than you see with a standard ophthalmoscope in an undilated eye. Direct viewing of the fundus through the PanOptic provides better images of the retinal changes caused by hypertension, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and papilledema to enable clinicians to make these diagnoses earlier.
There is a wide range of practical apertures and filters to select from: small spot, large spot, micro spot, slit aperture, and red-free filter.
- Small Aperture: Provides easy view of the fundus through an undilated pupil. Always start the examination with this aperture and proceed to micro aperture if pupil is particularly small and/or sensitive to light. This position is the “Home” position on the aperture dial and is denoted by the green marking.
- Large Aperture: Standard aperture for dilated pupil examination of the eye.
- Micro Spot Aperture: Allows easy entry in very small, undilated pupils.
- Slit Aperture (Models 11810, 11820 only): Helpful in determining various elevations of lesions, particularly tumors and edematous discs.
- Red-Free Filter (Model 11810, 11820 only): This filter excludes red rays from the examination field: this is superior to ordinary light in viewing slight alterations in vessels, minute retinal hemorrhages, ill-defined exudates and obscure changes in the macula. The nerve fibers become visible and the observer may note the disappearance of such fibers, as in optic nerve atrophy. The background appears gray, the disc appears white, the macula appears yellow, the fundus reflex is intense and the vessels appear almost black. This filter is also used to help distinguish veins from arteries; veins stay relatively blue, but oxygenated arterial blood makes arteries appear blacker. This greater contrast makes differentiation easier for the examiner.
- Cobalt Blue Filter (Model 11820 only): In conjunction with fluorescein dye applied topically to the cornea and an add-on magnifying lens (included), this filter is helpful in detecting corneal abrasions and foreign bodies. In this way, it can be used as a surrogate to a Woods Light.
- Half-Moon Aperture (11810 Only): Provides a combination of depth perception and field-of view.
Optional iExaminer adapter and PanOptic Ophthalmoscope work together through your iPhone and the iExaminer App. Rapid capture of fundus images supports easy, cost-effective eyeground documentation and facilitates patient education and compliance.
*Compatible with iPhone 6, 6s and 6 Plus models
This particular Ophthalmoscope produces light from a halogen bulb illumination. (part#: 11820)
(1) Welch Allyn (7910) 3.5 V Rechargeable Power Handle is included with the purchase.