microDERM® Optima –Quality Made Easy
Whether used for clinical diagnosis or to obtain an overview prior to a skin cancer screening: with its maximum field of view
and an illumination close to daylight, the microDERM® Optima magnifying examination glass offers optimum support in
day-to-day practice. The ultra-low weight teamed with a powerful battery allows comfortable handling.
Your advantages at a glance
- Two lighting modes in one appliance
- Maximum field of view within 94mm
- High-performance lithium-ion battery
- Easy charging via USB or charging station
- Ultra-light design (only 330g)
- Including protective cover made of robust nylon
Large lens with distortion-free view
With 2-fold magnification, the quality lens ensures distortion free viewing within a diameter of 94mm for a quick and successful examination.
The type of lighting is crucial
Natural color reproduction is indispensable for the diagnostic assessment of all changes in skin. microDERM® Optima supplies precisely mixed light that comes close to the natural spectrum of daylight. The microprocessor-controlled LEDs allow for true-color and consistent illumination as bright as daylight – even with decreasing battery power.
Flexible charging via USB or charging station
For further enhanced handling and flexibility, microDERM® Optima has been equipped with a powerful battery. Highly flexible charging is possible via either USB or the charging station. When using the USB connection, the operating time may be increased even further.
Lightweight and ergonomic design
With a weight of only 330g, microDERM® Optima is a true lightweight that always ensures comfortable handling thanks to its ergonomic design. The high-quality finish makes cleaning easy.
Polarized light reduces reflections and puts skin irregularities in the background. This allows a better evaluation of colors and contours, even in deeper dermal and epidermal structures.
Non-polarized light is characterized by brightness, color fidelity and homogeneity. It is a strong and unadulterated type of illumination that brings light into darkness.
Directed light, either from the left or from the right side, makes considerably better assessment of skin structures possible, which is why this type of illumination is particularly suitable for raised lesions such as nodules or angiomas.
Photodynamic diagnosis is used in dermatology to locate tumors and precancerous conditions. A cream or gel including the active substance 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) or a comparable ingredient is applied to the suspicious skin lesion. Fluorescence of the molecules is triggered by UV light exposure. Since the molecules selectively gather in cancerous cells, fluorescence allows locating and differentiating skin cancer and precancerous conditions. Thus, for instance, the preparation of an excision can be carried out in the best possible way.
Wood’s light exam
There is no need to apply any active substance when performing a wood’s light exam since this method triggers fluorescence of endogenous molecules. Different molecules are typical for certain diseases. This results in the fact that different symptoms show varicoloured fluorescence. Therefore it is possible to draw conclusions about the
disease if fluorescence occurs.
microDERM® Optima offers you analytical support covering, inter alia:
- Actinic keratosis (age spots)
- Melanocytic tumours such as melanomas
- Vascular skin changes
- Fungal infections (dermatophytosis)
- Parasites and foreign bodies
- Skin corrections