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Fundoscopy

Mike Weinstock, MD
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Mike Weinstock discusses the benefits of Fundoscopy and how to best utilize this exam.

Reference:

Golombievski E, et al. Frequency of Direct Funduscopy Upon initial encounters for Patients with headaches, altered Mental status, and Visual changes: a Pilot study. Frontiers in Neurology 2015;6:1-3






Marcus R. -

One significant limitation to the fundoscopic exam is the dated tool. I have been using the Welch Allyn PanOptic ophthalmoscope for the past 7 years and life is so much easier with it. No need to dim lights, 50% greater viewing area and simply amazing. If you haven't tried one you should it make a huge difference.

Mike W., MD -

I use both (most of our rooms have the PanOptic) and agree you can see more w it - as with the standard ophthalmoscope, it also takes some practice. Thx for the comments!

Mike W., MD -

PS If you would like to have some comments which we broadcase on the show (easy stuff, perhaps 1-2 minutes of your thoughts), please contact me directly at mweinstock@ihainc.org

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Fundoscopy Full episode audio for MD edition 6:26 min - 3 MB - M4A