Haag-Streit UK launches new Eidon AF wide-field confocal scanner in the UK
Autofluorescence imaging ‘plays a vital role in clinical practice’ to aid the diagnosis of multiple retinal disorders
Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK) has launched its new Eidon AF true colour wide-field confocal scanner. It includes all the existing capabilities of the popular CenterVue Eidon, including its renowned wide-field image quality, but now has the added autofluorescence functionality, according to the company.
Fundus Autofluorescence (FAF) imaging is a non-invasive technique that provides information on retinal metabolism and health through showing changes in the integrity of the retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) layer.
The Eidon AF with autofluorescence capability can now obtain multiple types of high-value information from a variety of imaging modalities. White illumination is able to provide high-quality, true colour imaging.
Red-free is useful to enhance the detail of retinal vasculature and the retinal nerve fibre layer. Infrared light provides information that corresponds to the choroid and autofluorescence allows the assessment of the RPE layer.
FAF imaging may help to understand metabolic alterations of the RPE in the pathogenesis of several retinal disorders.
The mosaic function enables the Eidon AF to capture images up to 150 degrees, providing a panoramic view of the retinal autofluorescence.
A 60-degree image can be captured with just a single flash of light, offering high fidelity without image averaging and improving patient comfort.
HS-UK product manager, Jacqui Kenyon, told OT: “The Eidon AF is an exciting new addition to the HS-UK product portfolio. It is the only product on the market which offers wide-field autofluorescence imaging up to 150 degrees.”
Ms Kenyon added: “Autofluorescence imaging plays a vital role in clinical practice by providing information which can aid the diagnosis of multiple retinal disorders.”