This handheld camera will make diabetic eye screening quicker and easier

Optomed Aurora fundus camera
(Image credit: Optomed)

A Finnish medical technology company has developed a handheld fundus camera that will make diabetic retinopathy screening quicker and easier. Optomed is the leading producer of fundus cameras globally, and recent research shows that the new handheld camera offers high-quality images and accurate results.

For those wondering, a fundus camera is specifically designed to take color photos of the back of the retina. It uses a specialized, low-power microscope with an attached camera to capture pictures of the retina, retinal vasculature, optic disk, macula and posterior pole. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.