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Innovations | Aug 2011


iWellness Exam

Optovue, Inc. (Fremont, CA), announced the launch of a new wellness program implemented as a “pay-pervisit” arrangement with eye care clinicians. The iWellness Exam has been added to the company’s iVue SD-OCT. The iWellness Exam is noninvasive and is designed to be performed quickly and easily as an initial step in a routine comprehensive eye examination. iWellness images provide a cross sectional view of the retinal layers, a retinal thickness map, and a map of the ganglion cell complex. These images assist the doctor in identifying very early signs of disease or confirming the patient’s ocular health, according to a company news release.


Volk Optical (Mentor, OH) introduced the new Pictor digital imaging device, a cost-effective advance compared with traditional fixed systems, according to a news release. The lightweight device is designed to be portable for in-office use, nonambulatory patient visits, off-site clinics, and pediatric examinations. Its modular design allows imaging of the retina and external parts of the eye. The Pictor reportedly produces standard high-resolution JPEG images and video for manipulation on any computer.

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