FAQ for the Photo-Bluminator II

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Can I use the Photo-Bluminator II without a phone?

Yes, it is designed to be a stand alone viewing device as well. (show picture with just device held up to patient)

Can I adapt the Photo-Bluminator to any smartphone or tablet?

Yes. We sell covers for every Smartphone, iPhone: 5/5s, 6/6s, 6+/6s+, SE, 7, 7+, 8, 8+, X and iPad mini.

How can I change the batteries?

To change the batteries, using a small phillips screw driver, unscrew the two screws on the back of the device. Gently keep open the device by inserting your screw driver in the space between the bottom cover and switch. Once open, do not try to remove the circut board. There are 4 batteries. Using your screw driver push the batteries under the circuit board out to the center. They should fall out. Use your finger to push in new batteries from the center back into the battery holders.

If you are still having difficulties, please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZAQk6Sis-w&t=1s. If you are still having trouble, give us a call.

When do I use blue light versus the white light?

Use the Blue light to view the cornea with fluorescein. This should help to detect corneal abrasions, scratches and with contact lens fittings. The Blue light also makes it easier to diagnose cataracts. The white light, is better to scan the anterior segment of the eye, and look at the outer eye and adnexa. Some physicians, however, prefer to use the white light more recreationally to take clinial photographs of their patient's eyes.

Can I perceive depth?

When you use the Photo-Bluminator II as a direct, standalone, viewing device, you can perceive depth, as long as the distance from the doctors eye to the Photo-Bluminator II is at least 8 inches away.

How do I adjust the intensity of the LEDs?

There is a white potentiometer on the back of the device. Turn accordingly.

Who uses the Photo-Bluminator II?

Ophthalmic professionals, veterinarians, health care professionals, and emergency room personsel use the Photo-Bluminator II. Anesthesiologists use the Photo-Bluminator before and after surgery to document the condition of the patient's cornea before and after surgery.

What is the Photo-Bluminator used to look at?

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Can I look at the retina?

No, unless you get an additional lens that you would align with the lens of the Photo-Bluminator. However, this is not the sturdiest, nor the best way to look at the retina

Is there any distortion?

Our lens is designed to correct for the convexity of the eye, so there is no geometric distortion.