Optomed Aurora is invaluable for offering diabetic retinopathy screening for those who are housebound.
I have been so impressed with the use of the Aurora Fundus camera in my work as an independent visiting Optometrist. I was looking for a portable handheld fundus camera that worked well without dilation for the purposes of complimenting Ophthalmoscopy. The Aurora is exceptionally portable as it comes in two sections. I find the battery lasts when out and about all day and I have a spare one as a backup which means I can charge it overnight back in the office.
I find that my patients are more engaged as I can show them the visual image and give them, or their carer an explanation, and the ability to maintain some social distancing is still appreciated!
I have found, that having given a simple explanation of what will happen, it is very well tolerated amongst my patients particularly amongst those that have dementia and those with a learning disability. It is also invaluable for offering diabetic retinopathy screening for those who are housebound. The visual record is very helpful for monitoring and referral as well as informing patients and their careers about the health of their eyes. I find they appreciate that a good image is captured without the use of dilating drops but then if you subsequently dilate and show them the even clearer image, it demonstrates your care for them.
Kirsty and the team at Mainline couldn’t have been more helpful and supportive.
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