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Innovations | Jun 2010


BQ 900
Haag-Streit USA Inc. (Mason, OH) introduced the BQ 900, an LED-powered slit lamp. The slit lamp’s LED illumination is designed to deliver improved anterior and posterior viewing and emit less harmful infrared and ultraviolet radiation compared with other light sources. The BQ 900 is imaging ready and provides ergonomic controls, with one control for the slit and background lighting. To reduce the use of energy, an integrated motion sensor brings the slit lamp to stand if it is not moved for more than 90 seconds.

EyeRoute Mobile
Topcon Medical Systems, Inc. (Paramus, NJ), introduced the mobile version of its EyeRoute Image Management Suite for the iPhone and iPad (both from Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA) at the ASCRS annual meeting in Boston. Ophthalmologists who have already incorporated EyeRoute can now securely access images and reports from any 3GS-compatible iPhone, iPod touch (Apple Inc.), or iPad via EyeRoute Mobile. Using a touch screen, EyeRoute Mobile allows physicians to store patients’ data and images by modality or date of visit, and it allows for images to be reviewed, panned, zoomed, enhanced, and annotated with text and audio dictation.

Developed by Eyedetec Medical, Inc., and EyeMax, Ltd. (both located in Danville, CA), the EyeGiene heat therapy mask is designed to improve the care of patients suffering from inflamed eyelids and tired, dry eyes. Once the mask is activated, the temperature-control module produces the designated warmth for several minutes. According to the company, the warmth improves the flow of natural oils in the glands of the eyelids, which is critical for normally functioning eyelids and tear film.

Techspec Near UV Achromatic Lenses
Edmund Optics Inc. (Barrington, NJ) introduced the Techspec Near UV Achromatic Lenses. The highperformance lenses are designed to provide transmission in the 345- to 700-nm range and minimize the spot size for polychromatic illumination in the 345- to 550-nm region. According to the company, the lenses are ideal for use in simple focusing of common ultraviolet light sources, including ultraviolet LEDs and tripled Nd:YAG lasers.

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