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Device Technologies: OCT-1 Maestro

Topcon Japan has recently released a new addition to its OCT line up with the launch of the new OCT-1 Maestro.

The new OCT-1 Maestro may be small in size but it is big on features. With the increasing demands on consulting room space and the difficulty of fitting a new piece of equipment into a practice, the first thing clinicians will notice is its versatile design that allows the system to be incorporated into virtually any size consult room.

The OCT-1 Maestro uses a unique multidirectional operator screen that can be rotated about the instrument, allowing the unit to be operated from any position including behind the patient, beside the patient, through to in-line with the patient. Combined with an extremely small footprint, this provides the clinician with complete flexibility with the way in which they integrate an OCT into their practice… the Maestro can even be mounted onto a chair and stand console.

In terms of ease of use, the Maestro was designed so that it can be easily operated by support staff, allowing quality consistent scans to be acquired with confidence. The system incorporates a complete automatic acquisition mode, consisting of: auto alignment, auto focus, auto shoot and automatic right to left eye movement. The operator simply needs to position the patient, locate their pupil image on the large colour touch screen then touch the location of their pupil to initially centre it on the screen. Once this simple step is done the automatic mode will do the rest.

As with all of the Topcon OCT family, the 3D OCT-1 Maestro combines OCT scanning with fundus imaging. The combination of OCT and fundus imaging has proven to be an invaluable combination, not only does it allow the clinician to see pathology that may lay outside the scan area, it provides a direct correlation between the OCT scan and the fundus, with pin point accuracy in a format that optometrists can easily recognise. This can be particularly useful when correlating nerve fibre analysis and optic disc appearance.

The integration of a retinal camera also allows optoms to reduce the number of instruments required in the practice by removing the need for a separate standalone fundus camera.

In terms of scan protocols, the Maestro offers the widest scan available at 12mm x 9mm. This is an ideal protocol for screening as it allows both the optic disc and macula to be scanned in a single capture. Other scans include a traditional 6x 6mm 3D block, line scans and radial scans for both the macula and disc. The software shares the same FastMap software platform as Topcon’s 3D OCT 2000 models and includes numerous reports for both the macula and optic disc including nerve fibre, drusen reports and progression analysis.

The 3D-OCT-1 Maestro is available through Device Technologies PH 1800 811 513 www.device.com.au

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