CHICAGO, October 14, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, will preview the lightest Canon retinal camera to-date, the CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera1, at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) Annual Meeting (October 16 – 19). In addition to the CR-2 retinal camera, which is awaiting FDA clearance, visitors will be able to explore the Company's current full line of ophthalmic solutions in the Canon booth (booth #: 2208).
"Canon understands the need to provide digital imaging technology of the highest quality to eyecare professionals." said Tsuneo Imai, senior director and general manager, Medical Systems Division, Canon U.S.A. "At this year's show, in an effort to improve patient comfort and exam efficiency, we are thrilled to preview the CR-2 retinal camera, incorporating the latest in Canon's retinal imaging technology and enhancements in a compact and light design than its predecessor."
Weighing only 33 pounds, the CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera has a lightweight, compact leading-edge design, resulting in an intuitive instrument that is easy to use. The CR-2 retinal camera can be easily installed and takes up minimal office space, or for added convenience, can be easily transported when needed. The illuminated control panel allows medical staff to navigate operations in darkened rooms. The CR-2's energy-efficient white LED lamp for flash intensity uses less power than a xenon tube and lasts approximately twice as long, helping to reduce both operating costs and frequency of lamp changes.
The Canon CR-2 retinal camera incorporates dedicated EOS camera technology to create 15.1-megapixel2 retinal imaging. This technology has been specifically adapted to capture extremely detailed diagnostic images of the retina, helping eye care professionals detect and monitor ocular conditions. A single sensor handles all functions for infrared observation, color and digital filtered images for red-free and cobalt imaging.
In addition to the CR-2 retinal camera, Canon U.S.A. will display:
For more information about Canon ophthalmic devices and solutions, please go to www.usa.canon.com/eye-care.
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1The CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera has not yet been cleared by the FDA. This device has a 510(k) application pending with the FDA. Not for sale or lease in the United States.
2Based on using the EOS 50D Digital Camera; resolution may vary depending on camera model.
3The OPTOPOL Technology S.A. SPOCT HR has not yet been cleared by the FDA. This device has a 510(k) application pending with the FDA. Not for sale or lease in the United States.
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