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Optos brings world-first ultra-widefield device with OCT to Australia

15/11/2018By Myles Hume
The first ultra-widefield retinal imaging system combined with optical coherence tomography (OCT) was unveiled at the RANZCO Congress in Adelaide.

The Optos Monaco produces a 200° single-capture optomap image in less than half a second and also provides cross-sectional 40° OCT views of retinal structures. According to the company, the unique nature of the compact two-in-one model should improve practice efficiency and generate increased clinical data.

Optomap images and OCT scans are also correlated to allow for an in-depth pathology exam, meaning practitioners can perform a comprehensive examination that tests for ocular disease and various potential retinal issues. Additionally, its compact size means it occupies less clinical space than multiple devices would have, while also minimising patient movement.

“I’m confident it will save the eyesight of many people and allow clinics to work more effectively.”
Simon Browning, optometrist

Optos Australia managing director Mr Jason Martone said the Monaco device was the same size as the company’s California models, however, it could capture all three modalities in under two minutes.

“Monaco gives both eyecare professionals and patients great peace of mind, knowing that pathologies can be identified, even in the far periphery, and that potentially sight-threatening conditions can be discovered and treated at an early stage, while being comfortable for both patient and eyecare professionals,” Martone said.

“We’re bringing a device to the market that further enhances the detection of retinal issues and continues to improve practice efficiency. Our mission is to provide outstanding technology and customer service to the practices that we work with, to help them to provide the best possible care for their patients.”

UK optometrist Mr Simon Browning, who has worked with Optos equipment for more than 20 years, recently started using the Monaco device and said it had allowed greater analysis of retinal health and increased diagnostic capability.

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“Having two systems in one instrument has greatly sped up the flow through the clinic session. What’s even more important is the diagnostic image capabilities of the software,” Browning said.

“I’m confident it will save the eyesight of many people and allow clinics to work more effectively.”

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Optos has been based in Dunfermline, Scotland since it was founded 26 years ago, but was acquired by Japan’s Nikon Corporation in 2015. So far, the company has since sold more than 13,000 optomap devices worldwide and has offices across Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.



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