100% Optical

BIB Ophthalmic Instruments showcases the Optopol Revo FC 130

The company brought the OCT technology to 100% Optical

BIB Ophthalmic Instruments brought new optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology to 100% Optical (25–27 February).

The Optopol Revo FC 130 was a highlight of BIB Ophthalmic Instruments’ stand, with Tim Baker, group CEO for the company, describing it as “the world’s fastest OCT.”

“The speed gives you a number of benefits. The main benefit is that it reduces motion artefacts which saves retaking scans and also produces incredibly high tomograms,” Baker shared.

The spectral domain OCT is described as an all-in-one device that can perform anterior and posterior segment OCT exams, and is equipped with a fundus camera.

Showing OT the features of the device, Tomasz Pardel, product specialist for Optopol, demonstrated the capture abilities of the OCT on himself. The device instructs the patient through the process, so the technician is only required to correct the position of the chinrest and start the acquisition.

After the acquisition, an analysis can then be performed of the retinal layers.

If the practice has previous examinations to compare to, Pardel explained: “We can follow up the treatments to see if the changes are progressing or not.”

The device can also be used to support glaucoma monitoring with analysis of the optic nerve head and nerve fibre layer. The device also provides mapping of the epithelium and a pachymetry map.

Using a normative database, the software also provides “hints about regions which are at risk or above or below the average population at a certain patient age,” Pardel said.

Each part of the examination is captured automatically, and both fundus images of the right and left eye can be compared.

“We’re one of the only devices on the market that doesn’t require any additional adaptors to take the acquisition on anterior segments,” Pardel said, adding: “we can visualise the whole anterior chamber and perform a radial scan on the whole anterior chamber.”

Additional modules can be added to the device, such as a biometry modules to calculate axial length and the parameters for IOL lenses, as well as OCT topography.