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May 2006

Products & Services

• Slit Lamp–Mounted Anterior Segment OCT
• Retinal Imaging Cameras
• Alphagan P 0.1 Percent
• Pocket Size Reference Cards
• PermaView Bio Lens

Slit Lamp–Mounted Anterior Segment OCT

Heidelberg Engineering has received FDA clearance for its commercial optical coherence tomography (OCT) device for cross-sectional anterior segment imaging, the SL-OCT.

The SL-OCT mounts on a slit lamp, minimizing space needed in the office. The device also offers noncontact, cross-sectional scans of the anterior segment, including chamber angle, pachymetry, flap thickness, corneal curvature, comprehensive biometric measurements and pre- and postsurgical comparisons.

Heidelberg Engineering
800-931-2230 or 760-598-3770

Retinal Imaging Cameras

Kowa Optimed has introduced two digital fundus cameras, the Non-Myd 7 and Genesis-D.

Kowa Optimed’s Non-Myd 7 is a high-resolution fundus camera with the capability of 6.1 megapixel–resolution photography. The camera offers both 45- and 20-degree angles with three internal fixation target positions. The Non-Myd 7 has plug-and-play capabilities and will work with any network environment.

The Genesis-D is a lightweight, compact handheld retinal camera that provides one-handed shooting. It features 2-megapixel imaging. It has a 2.5-inch thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display screen and identification input function, as well as a padded stand for storage.

Kowa Optimed
800-966-5692 or 310-327-1913

Alphagan P 0.1 Percent

Allergan has introduced Alphagan P (brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution) 0.1 percent, a new formulation of its Alphagan 0.2 percent and Alphagan P 0.15 percent solutions.

Alphagan P 0.1 percent is indicated for lowering intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

It is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to brimonidine tartrate or any component of the medication, as well as in patients receiving monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor therapy.

According to Allergan, with Alphagan P 0.1 percent, the drug concentration of Alphagan 0.2 percent has been decreased by 50 percent without sacrificing efficacy.

800-347-4500 or 714-246-4500

Pocket Size Reference Cards

Gulden Ophthalmics has developed two new Dovie cards, the Dovie Drug Card and the Dovie Peds Card.

The Dovie Drug Card features more than 65 of the most commonly used ophthalmic medications. It lists manufacturer, available strengths, sizes and typical dosage. The card also includes information on pediatric dosing and the mechanism of action of some drugs, as well as information on some oral medications. The card is categorized by diagnoses.

The Dovie Peds and Pupils Card provides information on the 11 most common binocular vision disorders and their associated clinical exam findings. Included on the card are binocular vision and accommodative testing normal/ expected values.

Both cards are the size of a typical prescription pad and are color-coded.

Gulden Ophthalmics
800-659-2250 or 215-884-8105

PermaView Bio Lens

Volk has added the AutoClaveSterilizable (ACS) PermaView Bio Lens to its family of lenses.

According to the company, the lens has been designed to prevent formation of mineral deposits often associated with repeated sterilization cycles and to provide undistorted views across the entire lens surface.

The lenses are available in 20 D and 28 D powers, providing high magnification for fundus examinations and preoperative procedures.

Volk Optical
800-345-8655 or 440-942-6161


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