Ophthalmos collects platinum award for lens-free ophthalmoscope
New screening device wins at Nursing Times Product Awards Optyse™, the lens-free ophthalmoscope has been recognised with a Platinum Award in the Patient Observation category at the inaugural Nursing Times Product Awards.
The innovative device that’s set to enable low-cost, effective and rapid patient observation enables general medical practitioners, nurses and midwives to use the eyes as an immediate indicator of health. Its use also leads to significant economic benefits being realised from early diagnosis and prevention. Judged by a prestigious panel of clinical and industry experts, the winners were announced at a dinner held at London’s Hilton Hotel, Park Lane. Set up by the Nursing Times, a leading weekly magazine in the UK for Nursing and healthcare, the awards have been created to recognise and reward the products that are transforming patient care and helping healthcare professionals work efficiently. The event was hosted by Nursing Times Editor, Jenni Middleton. She said: “In these awards, the judges weren't just looking for products that were innovative or problem solving, which the Optyse lens-free opthalmascope clearly demonstrates. They were also looking for wide appeal, and flexibility to work in a number of different situations. This product accomplishes this and it has clear productivity and cost-saving benefits, without compromising on quality. Well done to Ophthalmos for Optyse. It is a fantastic product.” - Ends -