A webinar, presented by global eye health professionals, has explored the many applications of the CSO MS-39 optical coherence tomographer (OCT) in corneal refractive surgery.
Dr Giacomo Savini, (cataract, keratoconus, refractive surgeon, Bologna, Italy), Dr Poojar Khama (cataract and refractive surgery, Narayana Nethralaya Hospital, Bengaluru, India), Dr Karl Anders Knuttson (cornea and ocular surface specialist, Milan, Italy) and Professor Rohit Shetty (Vice Chairman of Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute )presented case studies to demonstrate the MS-39’s applications.
Dr Dan Reinstein, a specialist ophthalmic surgeon in the UK, and the first person to measure the epithelium in 1991, discussed his experience with the CSO MS-39, highlighting its capacity for, and the importance of epithelial thickness mapping for corneal, intraocular lens and refractive procedures.
Dr Reinstein who said he had been “in love with the device” since first trying the prototype, described it as a “machine that does everything”… (it) is almost an essential tool for the refractive surgeon”.
This entertaining presentation, with short sharp case studies, indepth discussion by Dr Reinstein – and even a saxophone performance at the end – is available here.
CSO has released Phoenix 4.0, software described as “an entirely new platform” to power all CSO instruments, including the MS39 AS-OCT; Sirius Scheimpflug topographer and tomographer; Antares topographer; the Cobra and Cobra plus non mydriatic fundus cameras; and the SL9900 and Sl9800 video slit lamps etc.
According to Eyetek, Phoenix 4.0 is faster, more agile and comes with impressive features such as a keratoconus screening module (MS39 & SIRIUS) which can detect diseases that masquerade as keratoconus.