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Ophthalmoscopes – An in-depth look at the eye

Until the end of the 19th century, the diagnostic options for eye specialists were very limited. The invention of the ophthalmoscope in 1850 by Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (1821-1894) is considered to mark the birth of ophthalmological equipment production and the beginning of modern eye medicine. The principle of his invention: light is directed at the eye by means of a mirror light which contains a hole allowing the light to reflect back to the eye of the examiner.

Today, modern ophthalmoscopes have fully developed lens optics on the inside of the instrument head and an efficient energy source in the handle of the instrument. Strong halogen or vacuum lamps have replaced the classical principle of the light and mirror.

The examination of the fundus of the eye is a standard procedure for eye specialists. Anaesthesiologists, surgeons, neurologists, emergency doctors and rescue medics also rely on direct ophthalmoscopy.

KaWe ophthalmoscopes prove themselves through their precise and shadowfree illumination of the fundus of the eye. With this unique technology - the wide aperture angle of the illumination optics - the examiner is able to see a large area while at a very close proximity to the subject.

The ophthalmoscope heads of the KaWe EUROLIGHT®- and KaWe PICCOLIGHT®-families have one, five or six apertures. The handles hold either KaWe EUROLIGHT® series batteries or rechargeable batteries. Your own individual diagnostic set can be assembled entirely as you would like to have it.

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