Article Date: 6/1/2010

what's new

what's new

FOR YOUR PATIENTS AND PRACTICE

Hybrid retinal camera

■ The CX-1 hybrid mydriatic/non-mydriatic digital retinal camera, from Canon U.S.A., Inc., enables you to automatically switch between these modes, so you can perform concurrent ocular tests. In addition, the camera provides up to 15.1 megapixel resolution and handles fundus autofluorescence, red-free, cobalt and fluorescein angiography photography. Further, the device comes with retinal imaging control software that allows you to quickly input and access information and images required to assist in patient diagnosis, the company says.
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Phone: (800) 652-2666
Web: www.usa.canon.com

The CX-1 hybrid mydriatic/non-mydriatic digital retinal camera provides up to 15.1 megapixel resolution.

Portable slit lamp

■ The PSL Classic Portable Slit Lamp, from Keeler Instruments, offers 10x and 16x ‘flip lever’ magnification, with illumination control down to zero. In addition, the PSL slit and wheels include slits from 0.15mm to 1.6mm wide, a 12mm circle and a 1mm square to produce anterior flare. This helps you diagnose uveitis, the company says. Further, the device comes standard with red-free, blue and neutral density filters.
Keeler Instruments
Phone (800) 523-5620
Web: www.keelerusa.com

The PSL Classic Portable Slit Lamp offers 10x and 16x ‘flip lever’ magnification, with illumination control down to zero.

Ocular vitamin

■ PreserVision, from Bausch + Lomb, is an eye vitamin and mineral supplement that includes the agerelated eye disease (AREDS) study formula, replacing beta-carotene with 10mg of lutein, 2mg of zeaxanthin and adding 1,000mg of omega-3 fatty acids per daily dosage. It's currently being evaluated for the AREDS2 study.
Bausch + Lomb
Phone: (800) 553-5340
Web: www.bausch.com

Stand magnifier

■ Powerlux, from Eschenbach, is an illuminated stand magnifier that resembles a computer mouse. It combines an aspheric 20D lens (5x magnification) with two surface mount LED lights (available in cool blue or warm yellow) to facilitate reading and small writing tasks, such as signing documents.
Eschenbach
Phone: (800) 487-5389
Web: www.eschenbach.com

The PowerLux combines an aspheric 20D lens (5x magnification) with two surface mount LED lights.

product notes

  • MacPractice EMR from MacPractice, Inc., is now accessible via the iPad (Apple, Inc.), enabling those practitioners who employ the MacPractice EMR to view images, prescription data, patient history, scheduling, etc. The iPad portal is available at www.macpractice.com/ipad.
  • My Vision Express EMR, from Insight Software LLC, is now available in version 9.0. Among its several new additions, the electronic medical record (EMR) now allows you to preset frames with their order source, freeing you or your staff from having to know which frames are "to order" and which are stocked. The EMR is available in either client/server or web-hosted editions.
  • EyeXam, from Global EyeVentures, is a free iPhone application available at the iTunes store that, among other features, enables one to measure visual acuity at distance and near, color vision and eye dominance. Also, it includes a "doctor finder" component, so the patient can contact their nearest Vision Source eye doctor for a comprehensive exam. Visit www.youtube.com/results?search_query=EyeXam.


Optometric Management, Issue: June 2010