BOSTON i-Optics discussed two of its devices still in investigational phases, the EasyScan retinal imager and the Cassini corneal topographer, at a press conference here at Academy 2011 Boston.
The EasyScan nonmydriatic retinal imaging system, based on scanning laser ophthalmoscope technology, facilitates imaging without dilation,
"Pupils as small as 2 mm can be imaged," i-Optics' Chief Executive Officer Jeroen Cammeraat, MSc, MBA, said at the press conference. "The system is accessible in terms of price, size and portability.
"There is just one joystick, two buttons for the two fields and an autofocus button," Mr. Cammeraat continued. "The application is managed through a screen on the PC, where one system can be installed in 2 minutes with just a USB cable. There is limited need for training for technicians."
Mr. Cammeraat said a big advantage with this technology is its use in patients with cataracts. "With a confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope, you still have a very readable image," he said.
The EasyScan imaging system is pending 510(k) approval in the US.
The Cassini corneal topographer allows eye care practitioners to measure higher and lower order aberrations from any direction, which can allow for earlier diagnosis of keratoconus, easier and more reliable treatment planning, more accurate IOL measurements and easier contact lens fitting, according to i-Optics.
Cassini is not yet approved for sale in the US; its clinical performance is currently being tested in eye care centers.