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How to Use the Welch Allyn PanOptic Ophthalmoscope

Groundbreaking technology has been integrated into the PanOptic Ophthalmoscope from Welch Allyn, which offers observation of hypertension, diabetic retinopathy, and papilledema with a larger field of view.


How to use the Welch Allyn PanOptic Ophthalmoscope for a wider view:

1) Remove Glasses - though it is not required, it is suggested that the patient remove eyeglasses to afford a better view of the eye.

2) Focus - direct the ophthalmoscope to a focal point 10-15 feet away with your thumb on the Dynamic Focusing Wheel until it is clear and sharp.

3) Set Aperture - the Aperture dial should be set to the home position indicated by a green indicator line on the dial.

4) Adjust the Rheostat - adjust the light intensity to the maximum position.

5) Patient Communication - instruct your patient to remain still and focus straight ahead indicating that the device may touch their face near the brow.

6) Positioning - begin with the instrument 6 inches from the patient at a 15-20 degree angle. If necessary, steady their head using a free hand.

7) Retinal Reflex - shine the light into the eye and use the red retinal reflex to advance the scope to the patient's pupil.

8) Optimum View - compress the eyecup to approximately half its original length to maximize the view.

9) Viewing - view the entire optic disc and surrounding vessels out to the periphery.

10) Repeat - follow the same steps with the other eye for a comprehensive examination.


The Welch Allyn PanOptic Ophthalmoscope features a reliable power source, high strength lighting, enhanced usability features, and an ultra-wide view. The steps above will guide you on how to use the Welch Allyn PanOptic Ophthalmoscope. Browse products and resources online today or call to speak with a friendly customer service representative at 1-888-687-4334.