ZEISS AngioPlex OCT Angiography assists physicians in displaying the blood vessels of the patient's retina without having to inject fluorescent liquids. The retina and choroid can be examined with the aid of optical coherence tomography non-invasively in three-dimensional representations. This facilitates clinical decisions for physicians. “We expect the procedure to have the potential to replace the current gold standard in fluorescence angiography. It constitutes a real step forward for physicians and patients in non-invasive diagnosis of the eye,” says Dr Ludwin Monz. While physicians can now closely observe vascular changes with the aid of OCT technology, the risks for patients associated with an intervention by fluorescent dyes are eliminated. In addition, practice workflow is accelerated. ZEISS AngioPlex OCT Angiography is the first such technology that has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The company will be presenting the ZEISS Retina Suite for retinal diagnostics. The solution consists of a CIRRUS HD-OCT with the AngioPlex OCT Angiography application and Retina Workplace, an ophthalmic software from ZEISS that makes it easier for physicians to manage macular diseases. The ZEISS Retina Suite solution integrates quality imaging, at-a-glance diagnostic history and an interactive review to support accelerated clinic flow and insightful assessment. “It effectively supports retina specialists in recognizing and treating retinal disease,” says Dr. Ludwin Monz.
With the HFA3 perimeter, introduced to the US market in March, ZEISS is setting new standards in visual field diagnosis. The HFA3 eliminates the time-consuming and error-prone manual replacement of corrective lenses; the examination workflow is optimized. The test results on the new platform are compatible with those of the earlier generation of HFA devices and harmonize well with progression analysis without loss of quality in progress monitoring.
In addition to the HFA3, CIRRUS HD-OCT with the new Anterior Segment Premier module is an integral part of the ZEISS Glaucoma Suite to be showcased at the ESCRS. CIRRUS HD-OCT with the new Anterior Segment Premier Module, delivers for the first time complete imaging of the anterior chamber of the eye to assist physicians in the diagnosis of glaucoma with OCT.