Detailed information

SquintScope® possibilities

SquintScope® allows for examination of the childrens eyes with different ophthalmic devices:

  • Handheld and table mounted slitlamp
  • Icare tonometer
  • Direct or indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Retinoscopy
  • OCT scans
  • Fundus photography

Other applications:
SquintScope® has been used as fixation control in adult mentally retarded patients to enable eye examination and treatment with YAG laser capsulotomy for cataracta secundaria.

Successful use of SquintScope®

In the waiting room:
Greet the child in the waiting room and let it watch cartoons with SquintScope® while waiting for his/her appointment.

In the clinic:
The child brings SquintScope® into the examination room, and a small conversation about the cartoon can be held.

The doctor asks the child:

  • Who is in the cartoon?
  • What is Pingu doing?
  • Who is coming for the birthday party?
  • Is it cold for the penguin to stand on the ice in bare feet?

Try SquintScope® if you have experienced

  • That it may be difficult to make a full eye examination in 2-6 years-old child
  • That the child does not want to sit still during the eye-examination
  • That you are able to examine only one eye in children
  • That the child’s retina is only seen “in a glimpse”
  • That you wished to be able to make an OCT scan of the 3-year-old
  • That you wished to have a photo of retina or the optic nerve in the 3-year-old
  • That it may be difficult to examine a child with large angle esotropia
  • That the child has to return several times to the eye-clinic before the desired
    examinations are fulfilled?
  • That you wished it was be possible to perform an eye-examination of the same
    quality in a child as in an adult?
  • That you (almost) wished that no children would come to your clinic today?
periscope which displays a cartoon inside to control eye fixation.