Hillrom announced the launch of the new Welch Allyn PanOptic Plus Ophthalmoscope and the Welch Allyn MacroView Plus Otoscope. The new devices represent advancements that build on more than “100 years of the company’s innovation in physical assessment tools and a new standard of care in exam rooms.”

The Welch Allyn MacroView Otoscope

“The extraordinary innovations built into the new PanOptic and MacroView Plus technologies are complete game changers in our drive to help improve patient outcomes through routine physical exams,” said Hillrom President and CEO John Groetelaars. “Together, these devices are highly advanced tools designed to help clinicians make earlier and more accurate diagnoses of ear and eye conditions that may provide more options for effective treatment.”

Examining the structure of the eyes and ears is a critical part of assessing patient health. The first-to-market innovations1 in Hillrom’s new otoscope and ophthalmoscope help enable “brighter, larger views: a 20-times larger viewing area compared to the current Welch Allyn coaxial ophthalmoscope, and a three-times larger viewing area compared to the traditional otoscope.”

The new Welch Allyn MacroView Otoscope features a new LumiView clear ear speculum, with “four times the brightness through an adult speculum when compared to a standard ear speculum,” according to the company.

The MacroView Plus otoscope helps enable clinicians to “move quickly from an optical exam to digital image capture.” When used along with Hillrom’s free iExaminer Pro App, clinicians can securely save and share ear images for tracking, trending, and consultations with specialists. See the full range of product capabilities on hillrom.com

These devices are available in the US beginning now and are scheduled for availability later this year in Canada, the European Union, the UK, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil.

1 Patents pending

Source: Hillrom

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