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Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3

Photonics.com
Sep 2005
Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbHRequest Info
 
To Assess, Diagnose and Manage Glaucoma
DOSSENHEIM, Germany, Sept. 6 -- Heidelberg Engineering GmbH, a developer of laser diagnostics for ophthalmic applications, announced the introduction of the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3 (HRT3), an enhanced version of its flagship product for the assessment, diagnosis and management of glaucoma.
Like its predecessor, the HRT3 uses laser technology to produce a topographical image of a patient's optic nerve, providing an objective analysis of the structure's cup, rim and retinal nerve fiber layer. Optic disc topography has been found to be predictive of visual field loss, according to a long-term study published in the April 2005 issue of the Journal of Glaucoma.
Heidelberg Engineering says it has incorporated several new features in the HRT3 in response to customer feedback, including a relevance vector machine to generate a glaucoma probability score using ethnic-specific databases. According to the company, the software eliminates the need to draw contour lines or use reference planes and provides real-time feedback to assist the operator in acquiring a high-quality image.
The HRT3 monitors the patient's condition over time, comparing baseline images with follow-up examinations and highlighting areas of statistically significant progression. Monitoring progression is important in determining the course of treatment. The HRT3 is a portable, laptop-based system that can be placed in a carrying case.
For more information, visit: www.heidelbergengineering.com; e-mail: salesusa@heidelbergengineering.com

Heidelberg Engineering
1499 Poinsettia Ave., Suite 160
Vista, CA 92081
Phone (760) 598-3770
Fax (760) 598-3060


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GLOSSARY
retina
1. The photosensitive membrane on the inside of the human eye. 2. A scanning mechanism in optical character generation.
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