Welch Allyn 97200-MS 3.5 V MacroView Diagnostic Set w/Li-Ion Handle
# 71900 3.5v Lithium Ion Smart Power Handle with AC charger
# 23820 MacroView Otoscope/Throat Illuminator w/ LED Bulb
# 24400 Otoscope Specula
# 11820 PanOptic Ophthalmoscope with Patient Eyecup (Corneal Viewing Lens not included) w/ LED Bulb
# 05258 PanOptic Hard Case
Retails for $770!!! Looking to sell for $550. Message me if you're interested, thank you!
So I recently saw a new device that Welch Allyn created where you can use a camera attached to your otoscope to look into the ear canal, take pictures and save for your record or show to your patient. I love the idea of being able to actually show the patient what you are seeing, but the attachment costs close to $1000, which does not seem financially plausible since you can't charge extra for a more detailed ear exam. I have seen devices online that look like mini endoscopes for the ear as well as videos of the big devices ENTs use to clean out compacted wax.
TL;DR looking for people who use endoscopes for ear exams in their practice and what are your thoughts. Is a good benefit? Do you have the ability to clean the ear out well? What device do you use?
My school is having us get equipment for our physical diagnosis classes coming up (and rotations later on) and I need some insight into what the best option is. We have to choose from a few different packages instead of buying stuff separately.
Pack 1 has a 3.5V diagnostic otoscope and a 3.5V standard ophthalmoscope.
Pack 2 has a 3.5V diagnostic set with a coaxial ophthalmoscope and a macroview otoscope.
There is a huge price differential and they seem to be telling us that if we are unsure we should get the 2nd, more expensive option. I have obviously never used an otoscope or ophthalmoscope before, but I have heard that the first option is entirely sufficient. Can anyone who has experience with any of these give me some insight into the differences and which are preferred/sufficient?