[optimal] Re: Armrest for fundus camera

  • From: "Thomas C. Monego" <Thomas.C.Monego@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "optimal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <optimal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 16:44:29 -0400

I have used canoe carrier foam blocks, cut at an angle. As all the Topcon arm 
rests I ever used stripped at the swivel point. I also felt the attached arm 
rests were too high for a lot of patients, the foam blocks work well, patients 
think they are comfortable.


From: optimal-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:optimal-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Steve Lusk
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2011 3:55 PM
To: optimal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [optimal] Re: Armrest for fundus camera

We have completely gone away from using clamp on armrests in favor of using 
foam wedges. We get the foam from a likely source, it is the foam blocks that 
ships in the lucentis boxes. We use an electric carving knife and cut one block 
into a wedge shape that will sit securely on the table and allows you to place 
the patients arm in many more comfortable positions that the bolt on type.
Hope this helps.


Steve Lusk, CRA
Vistar Eye Center Retina Consultants
5296 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
Phone: (540) 342-3400 ext. 4731
Fax: (540) 362-1155

From: optimal-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of CPMC Ophthalmic Diagnostic 
Sent: Thu 11/3/2011 11:54 AM
To: optimal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [optimal] Re: Armrest for fundus camera
Oak Tree and Die.  Just sent you a business card. About 250.00 for arm rest 
with attached light.  Can clamp to a table.  I have mine permanently mounted, 
one on each side.

Denice Barsness, CRA, COMT, ROUB, CDOS, FOPS
Ophthalmic Diagnostic Center
CPMC Department of Ophthalmology
2100 Webster Street Suite 212
San Francisco CA 94115
(415) 600-3937   FAX (415) 600-6563

From: optimal-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:optimal-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Kirsten Locke
Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2011 6:26 AM
To: optimal@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [optimal] Armrest for fundus camera

It has been awhile since I saw any messages regarding armrests that can be 
attached to the table of the fundus camera for FA.

I tried to look through the archives but could not find anything. I'm in the 
need to purchase an armrest for my Canon camera. The camera table is only just 
large enough to hold the camera so there is no place for an arm to be propped 
up with a foam pillow or the like. I will need something that can clamp on to 
the table. Preferable something that can detach quickly and moved to the other 

Anyone out there that can recommend a supplier?



Kirsten Locke, CRA., RN., FOPS.
Senior Research Associate
Clinical Trials Coordinator
Retina Foundation of the Southwest
9900 N. Central Expressway, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75231

Voice: 214-363-3911 x114 or 214-739-1469
Fax: 214-363-4538
Email: kglocke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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