Digital technology enhances examination, patient care, study shows

May 28, 2013

Study shows retinal imaging technology better detects retinal lesions compared with ophthalmoscopy.

Marlborough, MA-Results of a study comparing retinal imaging techniques in 339 eyes, conducted at the New England College of Optometry, were published in Eye and Brain.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of a fundus examination assisted by Optomap (Optos plc) to detect retinal lesions compared with traditional ophthalmoscopy. Results showed the Optomap-assisted technique discovered approximately 30% more retinal lesions when compared with traditional ophthalmoscopy.