University of Virginia’s Health System Offers the optomap® Retinal Exam
MARLBOROUGH, MA,– Optos, a leading medical technology company for the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of retinal imaging devices, is pleased to announce that the University of Virginia’s (UVA) Health System has installed Optos’ platform technology – the Panoramic200 (P200) Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope device. The P200 produces an ultra-widefield view of the retina, the back of the eye, known as the optomap® Retinal Exam.
“Adding the optomap® Retinal Exam as part of our protocol for patients greatly improves patient compliance and our screening capabilities, in particular for our diabetic patients,” said John G. Leiner, M.D., an internist at UVA’s Health System. “The optomap® Retinal Exam enables us to better educate patients and encourage them to seek advanced care for ocular and systemic conditions that otherwise might be ignored.”
The optomap® Retinal Exam provides eye care professionals with important clinically useful information to help diagnose eye and non-eye related conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, hypertension, and certain cancers. The exam is fast, painless, and comfortable for people of all ages.
“Preventative care is the first step in detecting and diagnosing disease earlier and before irreparable damage has occurred - this provides time for successful intervention by the doctor and improved treatment and outcomes for the patient,” said Thomas W. Butts, Chief Executive Officer, Optos plc. “We are extremely pleased that UVA has partnered with Optos to offer the optomap® Retinal Exam as part of the primary care services within their Department of Internal Medicine.”
UVA’s Health System is an integrated network of primary and specialty care services ranging from wellness programs and routine checkups to the most technologically advanced care. In addition, primary and specialty care is provided at clinic locations throughout Central Virginia communities. The UVA Health System boasts the largest outpatient clinic with approximately 30,000 visits each year, of which approximately 2,000 are patients with diabetes.
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