Welch Allyn received 510(k) FDA clearance for the iExaminer attachment that connects the company’s PanOptic Ophthalmoscope to an iPhone for more fun and utility when doing fundus exams. The combined system allows clinicians to image the eye while saving the images for later review or to share with colleagues. Moreover, the system is essentially a telemedicine product that can bring ophthalmologists to remote clinics that would otherwise not have one on staff.
The iExaminer, which aligns the eye piece of the ophthalmoscope to the phones camera, is compatible with iPhone 4 and 4S models and shipments are promised to begin in a couple of weeks. There’s also a complementary app from Welch Allyn that rounds off the package, and it is available for download from the Apple App Store.
Here’s Dr. Coleman, an ophthalmologist out of Shreveport, Louisiana, using the iExaminer to perform a fundus exam on Mt Kilimanjaro:
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(hat tip: MobiHealthNews)