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Workstations, Ophthalmology

Definition : Workstations designed to obtain and process the digital data and images acquired by ophthalmic instruments, by still image and video cameras (including pictures from slit lamps), and/or from patient records. These workstations typically acquire the information directly from measuring and imaging instruments (e.g., refraction, corneal topography), information systems (e.g., picture archiving and communication), and administrative data (e.g., patient identification, schedule of tests and appointments). Ophthalmic workstations typically consist of a high-speed digital computer, high-definition printers, magneto-optical disks, input and output devices, and processors; they usually follow the instructions of specialized software for data and image processing. The workstations may work as an autonomous unit or be installed as a component of or interact with hospital information systems, including picture archiving and communication systems. Dedicated ophthalmic workstations, intended to be used to facilitate refractive diagnoses, laser treatments, and the performance of cataract surgery, are also available.

Entry Terms : "Ophthalmology Workstations"

UMDC code : 23448

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