Bausch + Lomb introduced the Orbscan 3 anterior segment analyzer, the third generation of the multidimensional Orbscan topographer. The new platform, which features multiple enhancements driven by more than 20 years of field use and research, is designed to serve as an indispensable screening tool to the increasing number of ophthalmic surgeons performing new refractive procedures, according to a company news release.
“Since Bausch + Lomb acquired the Orbscan technology in 1999, we’ve learned a great deal from its use in the field and in countless studies involving patients pre- and post-LASIK, RK, CK and LTK,” Chuck Hess, vice president and general manager, U.S. Surgical, Bausch + Lomb, said in the news release. “The data points and experience we’ve garnered helped inform the development of the Orbscan 3, and we will continue investing in this technology to meet surgeons’ ever evolving needs as part of our commitment to innovation and education.”
The Orbscan 3 offers surgeons the ability to examine anterior and posterior astigmatism and optical pachymetry, providing data points on corneal biomechanics and stability that can inform surgical choices and identify appropriate candidates for all of these procedures. Orbscan 3 gives an accurate assessment of the size, shape and extent of surface power abnormalities, thus enabling the surgeon to provide high quality refractive care.
“Prescreening is a critical step to ensuring optimal patient selection and outcomes in refractive surgery,” Michael Endl, MD, Fichte Endl & Elmer EyeCare in Buffalo, said in the news release. “Cited in hundreds of peer-reviewed published clinical studies, the Orbscan 2 and Orbscan 2z have been invaluable resources in my practice for many years, and I fully expect the Orbscan 3 to expand on this history of excellence.”
The Orbscan 3 provides a complete contact-free analysis of the eye’s anterior segment by utilizing slit scanning technology with an advanced Placido disc system. The Orbscan 3 also features user-friendly touch screen technology and completely new software, and is able to analyze elevation and curvature measurements on both the anterior and posterior surfaces of the cornea, full corneal pachymetry, white-to-white measurement, and anterior chamber depth and angle kappa.
The Orbscan 3 will be available for surgeons to test at the Bausch + Lomb booth (#3026) at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in Chicago, October 15-18, 2016.