Neurology / ED

Ocular fundus examination can lead to life- and vision-saving interventions1. Improve crucial retinal exams in neurology with Optomed handheld fundus camera.

Get the BIG picture

Optomed Aurora IQ handheld fundus camera enables a detailed non-mydriatic examination of the ocular fundus with a high-resolution image.

The image can be taken by non-physician staff, further integrated into the hospital system, and used for treatment follow-up.

Clinically validated benefits of Optomed fundus imaging in neurology2

Success rate in imaging of emergency department patients

Reliably completed by an emergency physician or a nurse

Compre­hensive fundus examination without pupil dilation

Integration to medical records and further use

Examination of the ocular fundus provides the only opportunity for non-invasive, direct observation of neurologic tissue and its microvasculature3

Improve papilledema detection

Detecting papilledema through an undilated pupil with traditional direct ophthalmoscopy is extremely difficult, and critical retinal findings might be left undetected. Non-mydriatic fundus photography can replace direct ophthalmoscopy in many settings, allowing faster and more accurate diagnosis of various neurologic and systemic disorders.1,4

Quickly and efficiently screen Optic Nerve Head Edema

Imaging of the optic nerve can facilitate early diagnosis of various neurological conditions1, and should be considered for all patients who present with headache. These patients should not be dilated, which complicates ophthalmoscopy. Don’t wait for the referral to ophthalmology when your staff can obtain high quality images2 while you have the patient in the office.

Our line of non-mydriatic fundus cameras can easily be integrated into your workflow to document optic nerve and retinal health3. Document and send to your organization’s on call ophthalmologist or neurologist for quicker response time on patients that present with visual complaints, or the approximately 90,000 that visit the ED annually4 presenting with a headache.

Optomed Aurora bedside

Pathology detection with Optomed Aurora IQ in acute neurology patients

Patient with headache, hypertensive crisis or other neurological deficit comes into a clinic

To rule out more severe underlying cause for the neurologic condition examine optic disc rapidly with Aurora IQ

Save fundus image electronically to medical records, and send image for consultation if needed

Detect presence or absence of papilledema or other acute retinal changes immediately and determine treatment plan


Sources: 1) Mackay DD, Garza PS, Bruce BB, Newman NJ, Biousse V. The demise of direct ophthalmoscopy: A modern clinical challenge. Neurol Clin Pract. 2015;5(2):150-157. 2) Alm M, Hautala N, Bloigu R, Huhtakangas J. Comparison of optic disc evaluation methods in neurology emergency patients. Acta Neurol Scand. 2019 Dec;140(6):449-451. 3) Pérez MA, Bruce BB, Newman NJ, Biousse V. The use of retinal photography in nonophthalmic settings and its potential for neurology. Neurologist. 2012 Nov;18(6):350-5. 4) Biousse V, Bruce BB, Newman NJ. Ophthalmoscopy in the 21st century: The 2017 H. Houston Merritt Lecture. Neurology. 2018;90(4):167-175.