Riester has introduced its new range of e-scope® pocket otoscope and ophthalmoscope instruments that use LED illumination powered by commercially available alkaline batteries. The LED pocket ophthalmoscope is the first of its kind on the market.
Riester’s newly developed IPC (Integrated PowerConverter) within the e-scope® uses state-of-the-art technology, efficiently converting the voltage of conventional size AA alkaline batteries into the optimum voltage supply needed to power an LED. Compared to halogen or xenon bulbs, LED technology offers a brighter, whiter light with reduced reflection for colour-neutral illumination that facilitates an accurate diagnosis. LEDs last up to 6000 times longer than xenon illumination and the alkaline batteries need to be disposed of and replaced less often. The long LED lifetime, over 20 000 hours minimum, means e-scope® pocket instruments are low maintenance and environmentally friendly.
German engineered and manufactured Riester’s e-scope® pocket instruments are made of strong materials and suitable for both physicians and students alike. Made of glass-fibre reinforced plastic with exchangeable heads, instruments can be easily switched on and off using the slide-switch on the handle. In addition, e-scope® otoscope specula are compatible with Riester’s ri-mini®, pen-scope®, ri-scope® L1 and L2 and other reputable otoscope manufacturers. With a metal clip for secure attachment, the lightness and precision of the e-scope makes it a handy companion, not only during rounds and house calls, but also in daily use.
e-scope® otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes are also available with conventional, standard halogen and xenon illumination.