Powerful Patient tool

Taking a photo documents what you see, and allows impressive patient education. No longer talk about generalities, the patient can actually see their eye which will AID you in discussions.


An example is a picture  with 'dry eye punctuate keratopathy' makes our patients feel heard.

 

Through secure AirDrop etc, send patients their images. Patients will show them to family and impress them with your advanced technology.  

EyePhotoDoc to show patient cataract

Showing patients and family the reasons for treatment is a reassuring tool 

EyePhotoDoc picture of corneal transplant by Dr. Matthew Kim

Demonstrate the fine quality of your treatment

EyePhotoDoc image of punctate keratopathy using the illuminators cobalt blue light and slit lamp

Show patients why their eyes feel dry and irritated.

 

Follow changes with treatment

Doctor/patient engagement

 After 6 years of using the EyePhotoDoc I have found that nothing promotes patient/doctor communication better than showing them their actual photo. Everyday we see patients with cataracts who do not understand why we can't just make their prescription stronger. A photo of their lens with cortical spoking, nuclear sclerosis, or a posterior sub capsular cataract is a more effective tool than words.


Tear film disorders are frequently a mystery to the patients. Showing the patient a short video of their punctate keratopathy, meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, or lid issues is much simpler than a long explanation.


The Fundus Examcam™ is very valuable because it allows you and the patient to see in the eye. You can show the patient macular findings and on subsequent visits follow changes in an understandable way. Background diabetic retinopathy can be shown to patients to help motivate them. Multiple retinal disorders from a PVD, vascular abnormalities, glaucoma nerve changes can be shown when needed to educate the patient.

Almost anything you see at the slit lamp or fundus exam can be shared with the patient to improve communication and treatment. 

 The patients are excited to get a photo of their eyes. 

AirDrop, faxes and web pages are Hippa compliant.   If they want it text messaged or emailed it is not Hippa compliant and first ask for a waver  of their hippa rights.(Patients always do, and frequently feel the question is a surprising third party intrusion in their doctor patient relationship.)