Monaco, the only ultra-widefield retinal imaging system with integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT), has been launched in Australia by Optos.
According to Optos, the compact desk top device will “revolutionise the way eye care professionals examine the eye”.
The Monaco produces a 200° single-capture optomap image in less than half a second, and provides cross-sectional OCT views of retinal structures. It enables rapid multi-modality capture featuring colour, autofluorescence and OCT scans for both eyes in just 90 seconds. Both the optomap images and OCT scans are correlated to facilitate a more in-depth pathology exam. This means optometrists can perform a comprehensive examination on patients knowing ocular disease and potential issues are tested for.
The two in one compact desk top retinal imaging device saves space in the practice compared to multi-devices and provides increased clinical information, improving overall practice efficiency. Being a two in one device, it also saves time and patient movement – fast, comfortable image acquisition is easier on patients and improves clinic flow.
“Monaco is a unique imaging system that can capture ultra-widefield red/green and autofluorescence images, as well as having OCT capability,” said Jason Martone, Managing Director, Australia, at Optos. “The compact device has the same footprint as our California models and can capture all three modalities in under two minutes.”
Mr. Martone said the Monaco would further enhance the detection of retinal issues.
“Pathologies can be identified, even in the far periphery, and potentially sight-threatening conditions can be discovered and treated at an early stage, while being comfortable for both patient and eye care professionals,” he said.