Optos Partner Offers optomap® Retinal Exam to Help Eliminate Visual Health Disparities
MARLBOROUGH, MA,– Dr. Kristen Brown and her colleagues at Dimock Community Health Center, Roxbury, MA perform an optomap® Retinal Exam on every patient, an examination that allows eye practitioners to look at the retina, the back of the eye where eye and non eye-related disease often first appears.
The optomap® Retinal Exam helps detect early signs of disease. It is produced by the Panoramic200 Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (P200) device, which generates an ultrawide-field view of the retina in less than a quarter of a second. Optos, a leading medical technology company for the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of retinal imaging devices, provides eye care professionals, like the doctors at Dimock, with clinically useful information to help diagnose eye and non-eye related conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, hypertension, and certain cancers.
“The optomap® Retinal Exam has been a great resource for educating our interns as well as our patients about their eye health, particularly our diabetic patients who have never seen what the inside of their eyes look like,” stated Dr. Brown, Dimock Community Health Center. “It has helped us be more efficient and problem specific in our teaching and in our patient care.”
Dimock Community Health Center serves Boston’s inner city neighborhoods and provides vital services, including eye health assessments, to over 40,000 families each year. Dr. Brown’s eye clinic is an affiliate of the New England College of Optometry Eye network, which plays a major role in educating the next generation of optometric clinical providers including training on the optomap® Retinal Exam. This quick, painless procedure is safe and comfortable for patients of all ages, from infants to seniors.
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