Attachment Questions: Q: How does the Meibox attach to the slit lamp? A: The Meibox has a pin and attaches to the base of the slit lamp where the old Ruby Lens slot would attach.
Q: Is the Meibox compatible with any slit lamp? A: The Meibox has been tested with over 35 different slit lamp models and designs including Haag Streit style slit lamps and Zeiss style slit lamps and have always been able to mount.
Q: Is the Meibox difficult to install and remove from the slit lamp? A: The Meibox can be installed with one hand since it is dropped directly into the slot. It can just as easily be removed and is attached to your computer via a USB cord.
Q: Does the Meibox need to be removed during the slit lamp examination? A: For the most part, the Meibox is fairly unobtrusive and can be pushed aside during a slit lamp examination. The exception remains for Haag Streit style slit lamps with goldman tonometry. For these situations, the Meibox can simply be lifted off and placed on a stand on your desk.
Q: Do you have a centralized option to act as a screening device? A: Our centralized unit is slated to be released starting August 1st!
Q: How many units do you recommend for an office? A: Typically we would recommend one unit per 3 exam rooms or one unit per doctor treating dry eyes. For the large offices, the centralized option would also be viable. Ask us for the bulk discount options.
Q: Can a technician be trained to use the Meibox? A: Almost all of our doctors agree, the Meibox is extremely technician friendly. Due to its size and portability, technicians are encouraged to bring the testing to the patients instead of patients to the testing location. This reduces chair time and choke points in your examination room.
Q: Is a computer provided with the Meibox unit? A: A computer does not come standard with a Meibox unit. The Meibox unit is designed to be compatible with most computer technology. See specifications page for details for optimum PC requirements.
Q: Does the Meibox work with a Mac? A: Meibox can work with a Mac if partitioned to run Windows 7,8,10, but cannot operate on a Mac Operating System. If unsure, please feel free to give us a call.
Q: Can the Meibox operate with a PC tablet? A: Absolutely, the Meibox software is compatible with any PC tablet. If your office is not outfitted with a PC in each room, this would actually be a great option to be able to provide the doctor the ability to open the software to view images from any location.
Q: Is Meibography a billable code? A: Currently, Meibography does not have a specific billable code, but can fall under an anterior segment photo of 92285.
Q: Why doesn't Meibox have color imaging? A: During the development stage of the Meibox, we determined that to obtain the highest resolution clarity of the Meibomian Glands our imaging system had to be focused on a narrower light spectrum. Adding color imaging would have compromised this or added significant increases in size. As we were looking to minimize costs and maintain portability to the providers, we decided to focus purely on providing the highest resolution meibography images.