Experience of using a non-mydriatic fundus camera Optomed Aurora in the conditions of St. Petersburg State Budgetary Healthcare Institution “Children’s City Multidisciplinary Clinical Specialized Center for High Medical Technologies”
Own experience of using Optomed Aurora portable fundus camera in pediatric ophthalmic practice for several months made it possible to significantly expand the range of patient examinations. Thanks to the modern digital design, convenient interface, training and subsequent work with the camera did not cause difficulties. I would like to note a wide field of view (viewing angle of 50 °), which is an excellent indicator when using contactless technology in a fundus camera. A high-quality TFT-LCD display with a diagonal of 4 inches made it possible to quickly analyze the resulting image in real-time mode.
In the conditions of a multidisciplinary hospital for children, we used Optomed Aurora at all levels of patient care: outpatient care, intensive care unit, intensive care unit, and other specialized departments, mainly due to the device’s autonomous operation and its compact size. In our practice, we have not identified age restrictions for the use of Optomed Aurora. Examination of newborns of the first week of life, including premature babies with pH, is convenient in the daily practice of an ophthalmologist. It is worth noting that we studied this group of patients on a fundus camera under conditions of drug mydriasis, due to low visual functions and unstable fixation of gaze, according to the age characteristics of children in the first months of life. Repeated studies were conducted for some patients, given the need for dynamic monitoring of the identified pathology.
Especially children with optic edema, retinal hemorrhages, chorioretinitis (intrauterine infection), retinopathy of premature infants, etc. needed this especially. Considering the possibility of storing the examination data in a digital format and comparing the obtained images, we were able to optimize the tactics of observation and treatment of the identified ophthalmopathology.
Thus, Optomed Aurora is a modern, high-tech portable medical device that can be useful in the practice of an ophthalmologist at any level of specialized care.