How can it be that “a trainee can see what the trainer misses,” as Dr. Leigh Spielberg claims in a recent article for EuroTimes.org? When the trainee is using the latest Volk lenses, of course!
After a first year resident spotted a lesion using a Volk Digital WideField, that Dr. Spielberg hadn’t seen with his own Volk SuperField, he decided it was time to investigate upgrading his exam lenses.
Dr. Spielberg, a vitreoretinal and cataract surgeon at Ghent University Hospital in Belgium, was able to see for himself how the non-contact Digital Wide Field’s increased field of view enabled him to view more anatomy out to the periphery, including the large, but not clinically significant, ora bay noted by the resident. Colleagues also recommended to him the Volk HR Wide Field contact lens for a distortion-free, 165° dynamic view of the periphery, in a small, easily-maneuvered profile.
Armed with this knowledge, Dr. Spielberg obtained both the Digital Wide Field non-contact and HR Wide Field contact lenses from Volk at ESCRS in the fall. Subsequently, “the HR Wide Field lens instantly became [his] go-to lens for examination of the periphery, particularly for an overview of retinal detachments” or when a retinal tear is suspected.
Read the full article at EuroTimes.org: http://bit.ly/2VolkEUT