Oculus has announced that it plans to introduce its next-generation Pentacam—the Pentacam AXL Wave. The new Pentacam AXL Wave is the first device to combine Scheimpflug tomography with axial length, total eye wavefront, objective refraction, and retroillumination, according to Oculus.
New in the Pentacam AXL Wave is the wavefront aberrometry of the entire eye. Low and high order aberrations of the total eye are measured based on Hartman-Shack technology for detailed crystalline lens or IOL assessment. Another novel feature is its sophisticated retroillumination technology for pre-op assessment of crystalline lens opacities and post-op control of the IOL position. Accurate objective refraction, the most essential parameter pre and post-op, is performed based on wavefront aberrometry.
Using Pentacam Scheimpflug tomography, the new device measures, displays, and analyses the anterior eye segment non-contact and independently of the tear film condition. Axial length measurements are performed using contact-free optical biometry, as in the well-established Pentacam AXL.
The new Pentacam AXL Wave will be premiered at the Oculus booth (Booth F120) at the ESCRS 2019 in Paris. In addition, experts will report on first trials within the Oculus Lunch Symposium at ESCRS on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in room South 3.