what's new FOR YOUR PATIENTS AND PRACTICE
Satellite office software
■ The VK-2 Satellite Office Software System, from Kowa Optimed, Inc., enables practitioners who use the company's VK2 Digital Imaging Systems and practice in various locations to view captured retinal images from any satellite office on a main server, accessible from any satellite office.
Kowa Optimed, Inc.
Phone: (800) 966-5692
Dry eye drop
■ The BlinkGel Tears Lubricating Eye Drop, from Advanced Medical Optics (AMO), is compromised of a more viscous formula than Blink-Tears to provide symptom relief to moderate to severe dry eye patients. The drop thickens when the eye opens and thins upon eye closure, restoring the tear film with every blink and improving tear film stability, the company says.
BlinkGel Tears provides symptom relief to moderate to severe dry eye patients, AMO says.
Advanced Medical Optics
Phone: (877) 266-4543
Integrated refraction system
■ The TRS-5100 Refraction System, from Marco, and the Smart System 20/20 Visual Acuity System, from M&S Technologies, are now integrated. This means you can access and view all the Smart System features, such as Lea Symbols, via the TRS-5100 control panel. The TRS-5100 enables you to control the total refraction process via a keypad that fits in your lap.
The TRS-5100 Refraction System can now access and view all the Smart System 20/20 Visual Acuity System features.
Phone: (800) 874-5274
■ The Proclear 1-Day contact lens, from CooperVision, now comes in a plus sphere power range up to +6.00D. Previous sphere powers were -0.25D to -10.00D (0.50D steps above -6.00D). The daily disposable omafilcon A lens is manufactured with the company's PC Technology, which the company says provides all-day moisture and comfort. Other features: a Dk/t of 36.6, an 8.7mm base curve and a 14.2mm diameter. It's available in a 90-lens carton and a 30-lens revenue carton.
Phone: (800) 341-2020
Image system interface
■ The EyeRoute Image Management System, from Topcon Medical Systems, Inc., now provides a direct interface to the Oculus Pentacam Corneal Topography System. To import Pentacam exams into EyeRoute, simply click the export button in the Pentacam software. Then, EyeRoute integrates Pentacam reports and images, among the reports and images of other ophthalmic devices, into a digital environment for instance access.
Topcon Medical Systems, Inc.
Phone: (800) 223-1130
IOL patient education program
■ The cataract-premium intraocular lens (IOL) patient education program, from Eyemaginations, Inc., provides patients with a comprehensive and balanced overview of the currently available IOL options, the company says. The program, developed in collaboration with ophthalmologist David F. Chang, is available to all existing Eyemaginations 3D-Eye Office software program customers. It's now featured as part of the core content that you can receive in connection with your annual license renewal process.
The cataract-premium IOL patient education program features the various IOL options through 3D animation.
Phone: (877) 321-5481
Optometric Management, Issue: January 2009