Product Review: Optyse Ophthalmoscope

After the meningitis episode, one of the listeners, David Thomas, recommended I check out a new opthalmoscope from a UK company.

I checked out the web site and had them send me a sample for evaluation.

The optyse opthalmoscope is lens free, you focus on the fundi by moving closer to the patient. It is really a well made, compact, dead simple little product.

My experience was that it was far superior to the wall fundoscopes. The light was brighter and the visualization better. Unfortunately, it doesn’t hold a candle to the far more expensive panoptic. When I dilated the eyes, I had a perfect view with the optyse. In undilated, ED eyes, only the panoptic gave me a great view of the fundi.

Check out the optyse at Opthalmos’ website

Disclaimer: Opthalmos sent me an evaluation model at my request. After the evaluation I sent the product back to the company; I did not keep it. I was not paid or compensated for reviewing their product.

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  1. Jonathan Burns says

    I love the panoptic. It’s pricey little beast, and I live in fear of losing it, but it’s the only way I can visualize the fundus (nondilated) and it’s saved a few dollars on CT’s. thanks for the review though.

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