Zeiss has launched the Clarus 500, a next-generation ultra-widefield retinal camera, to provide true colour and clarity in a single fundus image, from a single system.
Unveiled at RANZCO Congress in Perth, Clarus generates images that closely resemble the fundus colour as seen during clinical examination, aiding in diagnosis and documentation of ocular disease, and giving confidence when evaluating the optic disc, nevi and other lesions, in which colour is important.
Zeiss states that Clarus captures clear and accurate images from the macula to the far periphery, enabling early indications of disease to be detected, which can often be subtle and difficult to see through direct observation or low-resolution fundus imaging.
“Leveraging Zeiss optics, Clarus is the only retinal camera that captures a high-resolution ultra-widefield image down to 7 µm. This allows clinicians to use the same image to survey the ultra-widefield areas as well as zoom into structures such as the optic nerve head and the macula. There is no need for two fundus cameras.”
Leveraging Zeiss optics, Clarus is the only retinal camera that captures a high-resolution ultra-widefield image down to 7 µm
The addition of intuitive review software allows clinicians to manage change with confidence.
Zeiss states that Clarus is the only device to include fundus autofluoresence in both blue and green modes to suit each situation. Additionally, channel separation capability presents images in the red, green and blue channels for optimal visualisation of the choroid, the vasculature and retinal nerve fibre layer respectively. Infrared images have the unique property of increased penetration through the tissue, improving visualisation of choroidal structures.
Stereo image pairs can be captured for stereoscopic evaluation of the fundus, including the optic nerve head and high-resolution external eye images can be taken, allowing for documentation of ocular surfaces.
With a stable, neutral head and chin rest the camera has been purpose designed to increase patent comfort, enabling technicians to quickly capture images free of obstructions (such as lid and lashes).