Hemel Hempstead, UK – New advances in OCT and fundus imaging are available for hands-on trialling at the Heidelberg Engineering stand with the SPECTRALIS technology.
A new module makes simultaneous widefield OCT (up to 16.5mm) and 55 degree fundus imaging possible with the SPECTRALIS platform. Continuously updating, thanks to the modular design of the system, this technology brings peace of mind in knowing that the SPECTRALIS can be upgraded with the latest developments.
Supported by the Connect Business Academy and access to educational events – pitched at all levels within the practice – the support offered to users is unrivalled, believes Heidelberg Engineering. Customers who make the most of the expert advice, clinical training, technical support and comprehensive marketing programmes can maximise their investment in OCT from the outset, believes the company.
“We know that our SPECTRALIS users come from a broad spectrum of OCT imaging experience – some are newcomers to the technology while others are moving to the SPECTRALIS multi-modality imaging platform from an OCT instrument. Whatever the level of understanding, we have support and education to help users to engage patients, employees, and local GPs, CCGs, consultants and hospitals. We see this as the way forward,” said Tosh Vadhia, National Sales Manager.
Highlighting the world class connections that Heidelberg Engineering engenders, guest speaker at 100% Optical will be Professor Sanjay Asrani from Duke University, Durham (NC). The CET accredited lecture that he will deliver at the show will reflect his position as a leading international glaucoma specialist and American Academy of Ophthalmology Award winner.
In addition, Heidelberg Engineering will lead case study discussions on OCT in Acute Visual Loss, covering retinal diseases most commonly seen in practice, with signs, symptoms and referral protocol.
Promoting the benefits of MultiColor imaging, Heidelberg Engineering will highlight –
- The principles of OCT testing in glaucoma
- Macular thickness in conjunction with nerve fibre layer assessment in glaucoma
- Artifacts and pitfalls of OCT
New to the SPECTRALIS – and indeed, OCT – technology is Yorkshire independent optometrist and practice owner, Mark Holloway. His Dronfield, Sheffield, practice places a great emphasis on quality of service and clinical excellence –
“We did a lot of research on OCT and opted for the SPECTRALIS because it is easy to use, easy to position patients, and because the quality of the images is very good. We really like the active eye-tracking and confidently knowing that we are detecting change in the correct place and not seeing change because we might be scanning two millimetres to the left or right of the original scan.”