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.