Haag-Streit UK previews the new Octopus 600 at Optrafair 2013

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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 it will showcase the new Octopus 600 perimeter on stand N10 at Optrafair 2013. This will be an advance preview of the instrument, which is due to be launched in September 2013.

The PULSAR method has been extensively validated and refined to result in todays ‘PULSAR T30W’ test'....Consequently, Haag-Streit decided to create the new Octopus 600 perimeter around this method.

Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, is pleased to announce it will showcase the new Octopus 600 perimeter on stand N10 at Optrafair 2013. This will be an advance preview of the instrument, which is due to be launched in September 2013.

The Octopus 600 is Haag-Streit’s first TFT-based perimeter. This compact, standalone instrument runs White/White perimetry and the PULSAR method for early detection of glaucoma. It boasts a short test duration of just 2-4 minutes for a full threshold exam.

The Octopus 600 can be operated in just a few clicks by a junior assistant or receptionist. Its silent operation, with no fans or motors, enables you to place the perimeter anywhere in your office.

PULSAR is a patented flicker stimulus, showing a ring pattern with different contrast levels in counterphase. The Octopus 600’s new PULSAR functionality presents a contrast modulated ring target that flickers at 30 Hz in counter phase. It requires no more than a simple click for every target that appears.

Sam Laidlaw, HS-UK Product Manager, commented, “The PULSAR method has been extensively validated and refined to result in todays ‘PULSAR T30W’ test. Haag-Streit provided this new method to independent research groups and the results were very convincing. Consequently, Haag-Streit decided to create the new Octopus 600 perimeter around this method.”

The Octopus 600 performs standard white-on-white perimetry using modern TFT technology. By using adapted stimulus sizes it reaches the wide dynamic range associated with projection-type perimeters for long-term follow-up. Automated Eye Tracking (AET) recognises the position of the pupil and keeps the eye centred.

For further information on the Octopus 600, please contact Haag-Streit UK on (01279) 456255 or email info(at)haag-streit-uk(dot)com.

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