Heine has launched its newest indirect ophthalmoscope, the Omega 600. Several innovations include:
- An entirely new design with an ultralight battery, making it the lightest high-end indirect on the market,
- New VisionBoost technology for up to 20% better viewing of the retina, and a more tolerable light intensity during examination,
- High-grade LED quality to achieve bright and homogeneous illumination for the fundus with realistic colour rendering, with three filters available – yellow, blue, and red-free – according to diagnostic needs,
- A sophisticated surface design for easy cleaning and disinfection.
Dr Maximilian Wintergerst, from University Hospital Bonn’s Department of Ophthalmology, put VisionBoost to the test and said, “In most patients examined, the new function improved the view in presence of mild and moderate cataract. In principle, this was the case for all cataract sub-types (nuclear/ cortical/ posterior according to the LOCS III classification).
“In the case of well-defined, stronger, small opacities (beginning cortical/ posterior cataract), the view improved noticeably when examining the respective affected fundus area. Very small opacities almost completely disappeared thanks to the brightness boost. In eyes with predominantly nuclear sclerosis, the boost function resulted in a generally sharper and higher contrast image.”
Heine offers a five-year guarantee on the quality of its materials, workmanship, and design.