Article Date: 12/1/2004

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The PreView offers "hyperacuity" to detect AMD.

Perimeter addresses AMD
Carl Zeiss Meditec launched the PreView PHP (Preferential Hyperacuity Perimeter) for the early detection of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The device identifies elevations in the retinal pigment epithelium consistent with conversion from an intermediate to an advanced stage of AMD, where vision loss usually occurs. The company says that the Preview bases its diagnostic capability on "hyperacuity," the human ability to detect visually the misalignment of objects relative to other objects in space.

Carl Zeiss Meditec
Phone: (800) 341-6968


Get the right measurement
Talia's new Falcon 418 Pachymeter uses ultrasound technology to get accurate corneal thickness measurements. The device's continuous (analog) measurement capability enables it to capture each corneal thickness reading at high resolution; the Falcon's resolution for a single internal measurement is 0.22 µm. It also offers integrated IOP correction factor, self calibration and one-glance display presenting all the required data at one time.

Talia Technology
Phone: (800) 214-2030


Specialty sets
Volk's lens sets package several of its most popular lenses and accessories for specialty applications. The sets include the 20D Adapter Set, Small and Large Glaucoma Sets, and the Super Field Adapter Set 300, and provide the lenses and adapters needed for optimum visualization for many ocular conditions. The 20D multi adapter set includes the 20D indirect BIO lens for retinal image magnification in fundus examinations, 16D, 24D and 28D power adapters and yellow filter adapter.

Volk Optical
Phone: (800) 345-8655


Hilco's ErgoPro is new and improved.

Plier for rimless eye wear
Hilco says that its improved ErgoPro Rimless Adjusting plier offers easier adjustment and dispensing of rimless eye wear. The plier now includes a vertical slot to accommodate current frame styles, and the small head design fits into the smallest places for easy adjustment.

Phone: (800) 955-6544


Drops for computer vision
InnoZen recently introduced OptiZen, a new lubricating eye drop specifically formulated to provide relief and protection from the symptoms associated with Computer Vision Syndrome, including eye dryness, burning and irritation. Clinical testing has shown that the new over-the-counter lubricating eye drop was effective in reducing symptom severity due to prolonged computer use.

InnoZen Inc.
Phone: (800) 599-8892


The Pachette 3 is low-cost and portable.

Portability and accuracy
DGH's new low-cost portable pachymeter, the Model 555 Pachette 3, uses the "exact enhanced corneal thickness measuring algorithm used exclusively by the OHTS (Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study) investigators." The Pachette 3 can measure and store up to 25 measurements bilaterally in as little as 1.6 seconds per eye, says the company, and offers IOP correction calculation that's built into the software. It's powered by rechargeable batteries.

DGH Technologies Inc.
Phone: (800) 722-3883




Optometric Management, Issue: December 2004