The Welch Allyn portable 97800-MSL diagnostic set includes the top of the range MacroView Otoscope, PanOptic Ophthalmoscope and Lithium-Ion Power Handle with the convenient and new USB charging module.
3.5V MacroView Otoscope
A nearly complete view of the tympanic membrane with approximately twice the field of view and 30% greater magnification than a traditional otoscope
Ability to adjust focus for variable ear canal length of farsighted eyes
Tip grip for secure fastening and ejection of ear specula
Fiber optics produce cool light with no reflections, no obstruction
3.5V PanOptic Ophthalmoscope
Fast, easy entry into undilated pupils
5x larger view of the fundus vs. standard ophthalmoscopes in an undilated eye
25° field of view vs. the standard 5° field of view
Helps detect corneal abrasions with cobalt blue filter (*this diagnostic set does not include a Corneal Lens)
Compatible with all existing Welch Allyn 3.5 V power sources
Lithium Ion Handle and USB Charging Module
Half the weight of traditional 3.5V handles
Fits all Welch Allyn 3.5V instrument heads
120 minutes of on-time (compared to 60 minutes for standard NiCad handles)
Lithium-ion battery technology that has no “memory” effect
Convenient, compact charging device
Charge your device with a quick click and twist
Indicator light displays charge status
Charge via any USB port
Supplied with USB cable
Hard carry case included
1 year warranty*
LED lamps use less energy, resulting in lower contact temperature, allowing greater comfort for you and your patients, and three times the on-time of your traditional rechargeable handle. The LED lamps are covered by a 7 year warranty.
High quality and easy to use diagnostic set with 2 recommendations: 1- you need to buy ear tip speculums for adults/ pediatrics separately
2- you need ear tip speculum dispenser
3- make sure you have corneal viewing lens in the set
Delivery was first rate - arrived the day after ordering.
I love the otoscope - bright view with the LED and wide field of view. It does seem more prone to fogging with the slightest moisture in the canal (and not necessarily perforated TM) than the regular WA otoscope.
I'm finding the ophthalmoscope much harder to use than a regular coaxial - struggling to get any view in undilated pupils. To be fair this is the first time I've had a direct ophthalmoscope and I probably need more practice, but I wouldn't assume that you will necessarily get the claimed benefits straight up unless you are already familiar with this type of scope.
The web listing states that the kit includes a corneal viewing lens - it doesn't. The store has arranged for WA to send one to me as I was expecting it to be in the kit based on the listing. If this is important to you check whether it will be included before buying.
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some comprehensive feedback on your diagnostic set.
We fully understand and empathise with your frustration due to the exclusion of a Corneal Lens in the diagnostic set model you purchased from AMA Medical Products. On addressing this matter direct with the supplier and manufacturer of this diagnostic set, Welch Allyn, we were advised that certain models that include a Panoptic Ophthalmoscope are shipped to Australia from the USA without a Corneal Lens.
While we do not agree with or understand the thinking behind this inconsistency, we are unable to influence a change going forward. We have updated the online features section of each model of diagnostic set affected by this exclusion. We can only apologise on behalf of Welch Allyn for this inconvenience.
Hopefully you have had some time now to master the use of the PanOptic Ophthalmoscope!