For medical professionals requiring compact and portable diagnostic tools for eye and ear conditions, a clinical set, which includes an otoscope and ophthalmoscope, as well as attachments and accessories, is required.
Products such as the Keeler Desk Diagnostic Set are available in standard, practitioner and fibre optic versions, enabling users to purchase the device for the specific needs of the patient. Being battery operated precludes the need for cords or power points, so it can be used in a variety of settings and locations. This set is supplied in a case, preventing damage to the individual parts.
Otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes can also be purchased individually. These products, like the Keeler Fibre Optic Otoscope and Keeler Practitioner Ophthalmoscope, similarly come in standard forms or specialty designs, depending on the use for the devices. The tools can also be bought separately or in kits with attachments, additional pieces and storage cases.
Similarly, to aid use and storage for some medical professionals, these devices can be purchased in a desk set. These, such as the WelchAllyn PanOptic Prestige Desk Set, enable the clinician to easily locate the equipment to use on the client, thereby minimising time wastage.
In addition, many are designed to be handheld and to allow the user to contort to observe the patient, without causing discomfort to either party. Most of the tools have a slimline design to aid the ease of use and efficiency.
Several attachments and optional additions are also available to purchase alongside the standalone devices. These work with the otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes and are not required for all uses. These can include the WelchAllyn Halogen Penlight, which provides halogen illumination, as well as true tissue colour rendition. This can be used with the medical devices to aid diagnosis and management of illness.
Because many of the handheld devices run on battery power rather than electricity, purchasing a battery charger can be a cost-effective way of using the products in the long term. The Keeler 240 Volt Lithium Mobile Mini Charger is an example of one product that can reduce the overall expense of purchasing lithium batteries.