17 July 2017

Research Studies

Comparison Study of Funduscopic Exam of Pediatric Patients Using the D-EYE Method and Conventional Indirect Ophthalmoscopic Methods

Open Journal of Ophthalmology
Vol. 7 No.3, August 2017
http://www.scirp.org/journal/ojoph/

Authors: Drew Dickson, Samiksha Fouzdar-Jain, Collin MacDonald, Helen Song, Daniel Agraz, Linda Morgan, Donny Suh

Abstract:

A prospective study was performed to explore the application of D-EYE in pediatric fundus examinations. Both dilated fundus examinations using the D-EYE and indirect ophthalmoscopiy were performed on patients ages 3-18 years old. Fundus examinations were performed by masked examiners while traditional indirect ophthalmoscopy were performed by apediatric ophthalmologists.  The study was performed on 172 eyes from 87 patients. In comparing D-EYE to indirect ophthalmoscopy for detecting fundus abnormalities, the sensitivity was 0.72, specificity was 0.97, positive predictive value (PPV) was 0.77, negative predictive value (NPV) was 0.97, positive likelihood ratio (LR) was 27.8, and negative LR was 0.29. 

According to the authors of the study, the D-EYE is an effective tool for fundus evaluation and diagnosing retinal pathology. This device is especially useful for pediatric retinal examination, and retinal examination for poorly compliant patients.

Full article available here: http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=77495

References: Dickson, D., Fouzdar-Jain, S., MacDonald, C., Song, H., Agraz, D., Morgan, L. and Suh, D. (2017) Comparison Study of Funduscopic Exam of Pediatric Patients Using the D-EYE Method and Conventional Indirect Ophthalmoscopic Methods. Open Journal of Ophthalmology, 7, 145-152

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