Canon USA to Showcase Eyecare Solutions At AAO

Source: Canon U.S.A.

Canon U.S.A. will be showcasing the recently FDA 510(k) cleared Xephilio OCT-A1 Optical Coherence Tomography device, together with the required RX Capture software, computer and LCD monitor,collectively, the “Xephilio OCT-A1 System, at the American Academy of Ophthalmology  meeting in San Francisco.

The scanning laser ophthalmoscopic (SLO) real time retinal tracking technology of the OCT-A1 System automatically retains the scan position and scan protocol for each patient from one exam to the next, eliminating the need for manual adjustment by the operator. Key features of the OCT-A1 System include fast scanning speeds of 70,000 A-scans per second with optical depth resolution of approximately three microns, and three-click operation to engage automated alignment, tracking and image acquisition of high-quality images and scans.

Attendees are encouraged to visit the Canon U.S.A. booth (#633) to see how the Canon eyecare product portfolio can help eyecare professionals meet the retinal imaging needs of their patients.

“As a result of its ease of use, the Xephilio OCT-A1 System is a great system for medical and optometry students as it provides them with a user-friendly, exemplary tool that may assist them as they prepare to enter the competitive eyecare industry,” Ben Szirth, PhD, Director, Tele-Ocular Program, Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, New Jersey Medical School, said in a company news release. “With its ability to capture high-quality images with approximately three micron optical depth resolution and 70,000 A-scans per second, the OCT-A1 System will be sure to gain attention from eyecare professionals at the American Academy of Ophthalmology.”

Also on display at the Canon U.S.A. booth will be the CR-2 AF Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera and CR-2 PLUS AF Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera. These two devices are designed with automated functionality to offer users an easy-to-use tool with short acquisition time to produce high-quality scans and images. With 24-megapixel Canon EOS digital camera technology incorporated, these retinal cameras are equipped with features including Auto Switching from anterior to posterior view, Auto Focus, Auto Capture and Auto Exposure to generate high-resolution retinal photos and anterior eye images.

Additional devices to be featured that will be of interest to ophthalmologists and other eyecare professionals include:

  • RK-F2 Full Auto Ref-Keratometer: Offers users one-touch Full Auto Mode to automatically align, focus and capture refraction/ keratometry readings for one eye and continue to the opposite eye to perform the same function.
  • TX-20 Full Auto Tonometer: Designed to be compact and lightweight, this tonometer features a Full Auto Mode, which helps eyecare professionals to easily align and measure Intraocular Pressure (IOP) of both eyes with a one-touch operation, and soft air puffs, which helps to enhance patient comfort and allows eyecare professionals to perform simple eye exams efficiently.
  • CX-1 Hybrid Digital Mydriatic/ Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera: Allows users to capture Fluorescein Angiography images using either the Mydriatic or Non-Mydriatic Alignment Mode, each of which can be enabled with the switch of a button. This retinal camera can produce high-quality images in either Alignment Mode, and the 2x Mode offers users the ability to magnify the examined area of the image by automatically cropping out the peripheral edges.


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