The technology allows us to show the patient or parents exactly what is happening in the ear. They love being able to see and better understand their condition. It increases their confidence in our diagnosis and treatment.
Belmont, MA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014
Emcura Immediate Care, a thriving pediatrics practice in Bloomfield, MI, is using digital otoscopes produced by Firefly Global of Belmont, MA (http://www.fireflyglobal.com) to boost patient care. The video otoscopes, which have been recognized by Contemporary Pediatrics as one of its “Best New Tech Products,” enable doctors to examine a patient’s ear canal in microscopic detail while streaming video images onto a nearby computer screen. In addition to aiding diagnosis, the images help patients or parents understand pediatric ear conditions and follow
progress during treatment.
Dr. Manish Kesliker, from Emcura, notes that Firefly’s digital video otoscopes fit perfectly into his office’s mission to use minimal-risk technology to provide evidence-based practices and an enhanced patient experience. During an examination with the digital otoscope, the patient can see exactly what the doctor is viewing thanks to the live video feed. The doctor can then explain what is visible in the ear canal and on the eardrum, or tympanic membrane. The video otoscope’s snapshot feature provides the option for patients to take pictures of the inner ear home. Emcura incorporates the images into their electronic medical records for reference at future visits.
“We use the Firefly digital otoscopes often, especially when there is pathology,” said Dr. Kesliker. “The technology allows us to show the patient or parents exactly what is happening in the ear. They love being able to see and better understand their condition, and they also like the option to take a snapshot home. It increases their confidence in our diagnosis and treatment.”
Firefly’s DE500 Digital Video Otoscope connects to a Windows notebook computer's USB port. Accompanying software facilitates the capture of images, while controls on the unit enable pediatricians to adjust brightness and focus. The otoscope features 50-times magnification, produces high-resolution images, and records videos at 30 frames per second. A wireless model is also available; Firefly’s proprietary wireless technology does not interfere with nearby Bluetooth devices or wireless networks.
“We are pleased that more pediatric practices are discovering the advantages of using our digital otoscopes for ear examinations,” said Kapriel Karagozyan, CEO of Firefly Global. “Doctors are pleased with how the technology helps with examinations, diagnoses, and patient communication. Parents and patients are happy because they are learning more about their ear conditions and are feeling better about their treatment.”
For more information about Firefly Global’s digital video otoscopes and other medical devices offered by the company, including digital dermatoscopes, visit http://www.fireflyglobal.com or send an email to info(at)fireflyglobal(dot)com.
About Firefly Global
Firefly is the leading provider of wireless portable digital magnifying cameras with real-time 30FPS video transmission. The company’s product portfolio includes a wide variety of wired and wireless cameras as well as accessories. Its cutting-edge optics technology provides users with crystal clear vision, pictures, and video. Firefly products are chosen by professionals from a wide range of industries including Ear-Nose-Throat, Pediatrics, Primary Care, Audiology, Dermatology, and Telemedicine. The company has offices in North America, Europe and Asia.