Updating And Upgrading Your Ophthalmic Instruments: Ideas For You

When you are in the ophthalmology field, you know that it is not only your medical expertise and skills that are important but also the quality and precision of the instruments and technology that you use in your practice. If you are looking to update and upgrade your ophthalmic instruments and tools but feel unsure where to begin with that process, get to know some of the ways that you can do so and employ new technologies and precision instruments to take your ophthalmology practice to the next level and be sure that your equipment is as high-quality as your expertise and skills.

Consider A Biophotonic Carotenoid Scanner

Macular degeneration is one of the more serious eye disorders that more and more people in the United States are suffering from, particularly as they age. This eye disease currently has no cure but can be treated and its progress can be delayed if the condition is noticed and diagnosed early.

One of the ways that you can look for signs of macular degeneration is through measuring the levels of carotenoids in the body. While this may have proven to be somewhat difficult and more involved in the past, newer biophotonic carotenoid scanners can make this process simple and easy in your practice.

A biophotonic carotenoid scanner takes a scan of the palm of a person's hand and in less than a minute can give you a number reading on the carotenoids in their body. The higher the carotenoid levels in the bloodstream, the lower the risk or likelihood of developing or having macular degeneration.

Having an easy and inexpensive test for carotenoid levels in your patients' bodies can help you to provide them with better preventive care and can identify patients who are at risk for macular degeneration and other eye disorders.

Invest In A New Integrated Optical Imaging System

Retinal cameras and other imaging scanner that you use in your ophthalmology practice are often changing and developing as new technologies become available. To improve your ophthalmic practice, you may want to consider upgrading your imaging system. Newer systems are integrated, allowing you to use both 2-D and 3-D scans and images and even compare them side-by-side.

The display screens of these imaging systems also allow you to compare previous scans and images with the new ones you have taken for a patient to really get an idea of any changes that have occurred in their eyes and better see is there is an issue at hand.

These newer integrated systems are also smaller in size, saving you space in your offices. And, of course, the new systems also offer color displays and even touchscreens to make your life and work easier.

Now that you have a few ideas of the updates and upgrades you can make to your ophthalmic instruments, you can be sure that you have equipment that complements your skills and expertise.