Haag-Streit UK named official sole UK distributor for the CenterVue MAIA microperimeter

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Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is pleased to announce the addition of the CenterVue MAIA microperimeter to its extensive portfolio.

MAIA microperimeter

The MAIA is a welcome addition to our product portfolio. Being awarded sole UK distributorship of the MAIA is a direct result of the success we have achieved with CenterVue’s DRS retinal camera.

Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is pleased to announce the addition of the CenterVue MAIA microperimeter to its extensive portfolio.

HS-UK has gained distributorship of the MAIA as a direct result of the successful sales of the DRS non-mydriatic retinal camera, which was launched in the UK in January 2011.

The MAIA is the ideal tool for detecting and monitoring retinal functional changes and observing the effectiveness of treatment, over time. It features a confocal line Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (SLO), real-time eye-tracker and 4-2 threshold fundus perimetry (microperimetry).

The system’s unique SLO technology captures clear and detailed confocal images of the retina on a scale so precise that structures commonly missed by fundus cameras, such as macular drusen and holes, are visualised. MAIA is also equipped with threshold sensitivity analysis software, enabling it to accurately and precisely measure and monitor functional changes compared to an age-related database of ‘normal’ reference values.

Simple and fast to use, patients can be tested in less than 3 minutes per eye using the ‘fast test’ mode. The 25MHz eye-tracking technology automatically identifies the eye and stability of the fixation. Even if the patient moves, the results will still be accurate.

“The MAIA is designed to identify the normal age-related, decrease in sensitivity and differentiate it from pathological changes associated with macular degenerations and other retinal diseases,” commented Jacqui Kenyon, HS-UK’s CenterVue Product Manager, “The MAIA has proven results of over 90% sensitivity and specificity in the detection of early and intermediate AMD.”

Grahame Wood, HS-UK National Sales Manager, said, “The MAIA is a welcome addition to our product portfolio. Being awarded sole UK distributorship of the MAIA is a direct result of the success we have achieved with CenterVue’s DRS retinal camera. Clearly CenterVue are confident that we can achieve similar success with this new microperimeter, building and educating the market, and providing the unparalleled service and support associated with Haag-Streit UK.”

For further information on the MAIA, please contact Haag-Streit UK on (01279) 414969 or visit http://www.haagstreituk.com/maia.

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