Ophthalmic Instrument Company (OIC), the RANZCO NZ conference’s principal sponsor, had four product launches on display on its understandably busy stand.
Heidelberg’s Anterion - First up was Heidelberg Engineering’s new Anterion, a multi-modal imaging platform optimised for the anterior segment. Supporting its launch across Australasia, was Heidelberg’s general manager, ANZ, Carey Hazelbank who joined OIC’s Tim Way and Chris Malicdem on the exhibitor floor for the duration of the conference. “The Anterion offers the most important anterior segment examinations and measurements, all rolled into one modular, upgradable platform, a corneal topographer and tomographer, anterior segment metrics, axial length measurements and IOL calculations,” said Malicdem.
Nidek’s YC-200 S plus - Also new to the region was Nidek’s YAG and selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) laser system, YC-200 S plus, which has improved optical designs and resolution, and numerous engineering and software advances, including automatic SLT navigation for “fewer missed angles” and improved efficiency, said Malicdem. An advanced successor to the YC-1800 laser, the YC-200 S plus allows surgeons to treat pathology with greater precision, said the company, while an ergonomic design and optimised working distance minimise surgeon fatigue.
Nidek’s GS-1 - Staying with glaucoma, Nidek’s new gonioscope GS-1 captures a 360° view and incorporates a unique multimirror prism lens designed specifically for this system, said Malicdem.
AmnioTek - Lastly, AmnioTek has developed an improved processed human amniotic membrane designed specifically for the ocular service. “Delivered 100% sterile, dry with a three-year shelf-life and stored at room temperature, the new product greatly reduces storage and refrigeration issues,” he said.