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How Ophthalmologists Use Virtual Reality (VR) To Analyze Visual Disorders

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Through Partnership with Pico Interactive, Ophthalmologists Tap into Olleyes VRP (Virtual Reality Platform) to Provide At-Home Care

Amid the telehealth revolution, ophthalmologists are at the forefront of change with Olleyes’ virtual reality solution. Today, Olleyes and Pico Interactive announce a partnership to bring even more access to immersive, increasingly remote care. Here are a variety of ways this virtual reality tech is being implemented by ophthalmologists:

  • At Home Care: Patients preferring at-home care will be sent VR headsets to their homes. Doctors then will analyze a patient’s eyes and provide a diagnosis.
  • One Stop Shop: When neurologists perform surgery, patients need to go to an ophthalmologist to get a visual field test done immediately afterward. Now with VR, doctors will hand patients a VR headset and conduct visual tests right at the hospital.
  • Car Testing: With the pandemic, socially distanced care has never been more important. Patients now will head into the office to check-in, get tested in the car with the VR headset and then return the headset for the doctor’s in-person evaluation.

The platform runs on Pico Interactive’s G2 4K headset, bringing crisp 4K resolution and counterbalanced design

Olleyes’ platform runs on Pico Interactive’s G2 4K headset, providing crisp 4K resolution and a counterbalanced design for comfort. Each Pico G2 4K has access to replaceable PU face inserts that are easy to clean and hygienic for mass use – something increasingly important during the pandemic.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Olleyes, a medical device company developing portable and home-based diagnostic products for eye care, is providing at-home care solutions with its VisuALL VRP virtual reality platform, running on Pico Interactive’s G2 4K headset. This technology allows providers to safely diagnose and actively monitor eye diseases in patients in a remote setting.

VisuALL VRP is a portable visual care testing platform that includes visual field testing, visual acuity testing and much more. The platform combines VR and artificial intelligence technology to give eye care providers a way to remotely test for and monitor common eye diseases. With increased sanitary measures and physical distancing needed in clinics worldwide because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Olleyes allows eye care providers to increase productivity, portability and safety.

To diagnose and monitor patients with glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmic diseases, visual field testing is needed. With Olleyes, eye care providers move past the days of cumbersome devices requiring patients to fixate their eyes for several minutes. The VisuALL VRP running on Pico’s G2 4K headset gives providers the flexibility to run tests in waiting rooms, cars or patients’ homes for both convenience and to adhere to current COVID-19 safety protocols.

“While the use of telehealth increased rapidly over the last year, efficient tools for eye care providers remained incredibly limited – until now,” said Dr. Alberto Gonzalez, CEO of Olleyes. “In healthcare, ophthalmologists and optometrists have been heavily impacted by the pandemic, experiencing a loss of 79% and 75% of visits since April respectively. The decrease in patient visits shows the lack of technology adoption within the industry, and our team at Olleyes has set out to innovate eye care with the latest tools. Virtual reality shows great promise, not only to give patients more flexibility and increase sanitary measures but also to boost productivity among staff at clinics.”  

In the wake of heightened concern for safety, Pico’s G2 4K headset has access to replaceable PU face inserts that are easy to clean and hygienic for mass use. The headset provides 4K resolution and a counterbalanced design for the comfort of the patient.

“At Pico, we empower healthcare providers such as Olleyes to make it easy to deploy VR. With a wealth of experience in the industry, Olleyes is solving an old problem with new technology that makes visual field testing more accessible than ever. We’re excited to help bring VR telehealth to the ophthalmology market,” said Will Winston, US Sales and Partnerships Director at Pico Interactive.

For more information on Olleyes, visit Visit www.pico-interactive for more information on Pico.

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