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Bigging it up for centenary

Topcon is developing a ‘substantial presence’ at Birmingham trade show

Optical Imaging

Topcon is planning ‘a substantial presence’ at Optrafair (1–3 April, Birmingham NEC) to mark the centenary of the show’s owner, the Federation of Manufacturing Opticians.

The ophthalmic instruments supplier highlights that it will be showcasing the wide range of products that it offers at the event, from the latest in optical coherence tomography (OCT), imaging systems, refraction systems and consulting room furniture.

Topcon (GB) director of medical sales, Graham Trevor, told OT: "The new stand location and layout is just the tip of the iceberg of what Topcon will be exhibiting to Optrafair delegates this April."

Mr Trevor added: "We are very excited to once again be showcasing one of the most advanced OCTs on the market today. It will be two years since the launch of the DRI OCT Triton and we will be inviting a peer group of key users to discuss their experiences and patient case studies with prospective customers." 

"With OCT angiography becoming of increasing interest in general optometric practice, we will have a number of clinical experts on hand to explain the clinical benefits of OCT angiography and how this will likely become routine in the future," he concluded.

Topcon’s 3D OCT-1 Maestro will also feature, along with the company’s wide range of imaging solutions, including the TRC-NW400 Fundus camera, the SL-D701 Slit Lamp with DC-4 imaging solution, the CA-800 Corneal analysis system and the TRK-2P auto kerato-refracto tonometer.

Topcon will showcase the benefits of its i-Clarity practice management system. These include having a computerised clinical records system, linked to instruments such as OCTs, autorefractors, tonometers and phoropters, totally integrated with a business management system. 

Topcon’s i-Clarity product director, Rob Ward, said: “For the last few years, i-Clarity has drawn even larger numbers to the stand and we expect this year to be our busiest yet.” 

Topcon University will have a dedicated stand for education at the event, consisting of lectures and workshops. The workshops will feature case studies on a range of conditions and will be repeated daily.  

Topcon University has confirmed its sponsorship of the Sunday lunchtime (2 April) CET lecture when Dr Carl Glittenberg will present New highlights in Swept Source OCT imaging and angiography – The future of retinal diagnosis.