Welch Allyn lands FDA nod for iExaminer iPhone eye exam

Tue, 01/22/2013 - 4:08pm
Mass Device

The FDA clears Welch Allyn's iExaminer, an iPhone attachment and related app that allows clinicians to snap quick, sharable images of the back of the eye and optical nerve.

Welch Allyn's iExaminer

Healthcare products maker Welch Allyn won FDA clearance for its iExaminer, a snap-on adapter that pairs the company's PanOptic ophthalmoscope with the iPhone 4 and 4S to capture high-resolution images of the back of the eye and the optical nerve.

The iExaminer lines up the PanOptic's lens with the iPhone camera, allowing clinicians to use the phone and a paired app to capture and share opthalmic images on the go.

With 510(k) clearance now in hand Welch Allyn expects to begin shipping the iExaminer on February 11, according to a press release.


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