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Device Technologies: OCT-1 Maestro & CAPTIV8

One of the largest hurdles of introducing an OCT into today’s space restricted optometric practice is the physical logistics. Not anymore. The OCT-1 Maestro’s small footprint and versatile design mean it can be incorporated into virtually any size consult room. It can even be mounted on a chair and stand console.

Although small in size, this innovative OCT technology is big on features. 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.

Additionally, the retinal camera is integrated onto the OCT-1 Maestro, allowing optoms to reduce the number of instruments required in the practice by removing the need for a separate standalone fundus camera.

As well as saving on space, this combination of OCT and fundus imaging has proven to be invaluable. 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.

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.

Easily Operated

The Maestro was designed so that support staff can operate it easily and be confident of acquiring scans that are consistent in quality. 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.

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.

Patient Communication

Communicating the complexities associated with eye care – such as medical eye conditions, contact lenses, spectacle lenses as well as clinical and surgical procedures, can be a challenge. Now a new software program provides patient education in the most flexible, convenient and easy to understand
way possible.

CAPTIV8 delivers truly amazing 3D animations in an innovative software platform for PC and iPad on a whole host of ophthalmic subjects. The technology was developed in the UK in conjunction with optometrists and ophthalmologists and is now available exclusively from Device Technologies.

CAPTIV8 can be used in the consult room with the chair-side module, in the waiting area with your own customised playlist and in the patient’s home by sharing animations via email to a fully branded online animation resource.

And, as well as educating patients, it provides a unique way to promote your practice through patient recommendation and sharing via email, Facebook and Twitter. Shared animations can be viewed online within your own uniquely branded online resource or education centre and recommended patients can even request an appointment with your practice!

Revenue Building Opportunities

The CAPTIV8 software platform offers practices the opportunity to increase revenue by upgrading patients to higher quality spectacle lenses; promote products and services in the waiting area (by looping playlists of animations such as OCT); improve compliance (by emailing animations on subjects such as application and removal of contact lenses), and market a practice in a digital era of social media and email using beautiful 3D animations.

The 3D-OCT-1 Maestro and CAPTIV8 are available through Device Technologies. See them at ODMA or phone (AUS) 02 9975 5755 or visit www.device.com.au

Contact Details:

Customer Service Australia
T 1800 429 551 or 02 9975 5755
W www.device.com.au
E customers@device.com.au

Customer Service New Zealand
T 0508 338 423 or +64 9 913 2000
E sales@device.co.nz
W www.device.co.nz