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Canon U.S.A. to Display Eyecare Devices and Solutions at Vision Expo West


MELVILLE, N.Y., September 12, 2016 – In today’s healthcare environment, it is essential to invest in solutions that help streamline workflows while having features that can assist healthcare professionals with their compliance efforts. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its teleretinal imaging solution during this year’s Vision Expo West conference at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 15-17, 2016.

On display in the Canon booth (#MS11043) will be the Canon teleretinal solution, featuring the Canon CR-2 PLUS AF Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal camera and imageSPECTRUM Image Management System software1, an intuitive software solution offering image management and portability to help improve workflow, which is sold separately. With the CR-2 PLUS AF camera and imageSPECTRUM Image Management software, healthcare professionals using the Windows® 7 operating system or the Windows 10 operating system with SQL 2016 can perform retinal screenings then quickly transmit the images to doctors' offices thousands of miles away, both domestic and abroad2, to assist in making a diagnosis.

Visitors to the booth will have the opportunity to interact with the camera component of the Canon teleretinal imaging solution, the Canon CR-2 PLUS AF Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal camera. The CR-2 PLUS AF camera captures ultra-high resolution images — quickly, efficiently, and automatically. Designed around advanced Canon EOS optics and CMOS image-capture technology, the CR-2 PLUS AF features a customized 18 megapixel digital camera. With the press of a button, users can switch between auto and manual focusing for ultimate control and ease-of-use. The Auto Capture function determines the appropriate moment to capture an image by analyzing when exposure and alignment are ideal. Most importantly, the camera includes a non-invasive Fundus Autofluorescence imaging mode that provides the reviewer with the ability to quickly assess the condition of the RPE layer.

In addition to high-resolution color retinal photography, the Canon teleretinal solution also includes imageSPECTRUM Image Management software (sold separately), which has digital RGB filters for the more critical viewing of suspect pathologies. With imageSPECTRUM Image Management software, healthcare professionals can use the opacity suppression selectable filter tool to subdue the effect of ocular opacities in an image to help correct blur and enhance the clarity of blood vessels, helping eye care professionals to take clear images of patients’ eyes.

In addition to the CR-2 PLUS AF Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal camera and imageSPECTRUM Image Management System software, visitors to the booth will have the opportunity to interact with eyecare solutions including:

  • CR-2 AF Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera: The CR-2 AF incorporates Canon EOS technology and provides superb retinal images under just about any condition.  With integrated AutoExposure, AutoFocus, AutoFundus, AutoCapture and Image Error Detection, Low-Flash and Quick Preview modes, this retinal camera is a breeze to operate. Enhanced from the previous CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera, the CR-2 AF features Canon contrast enhancement technology never before offered in a Canon retinal camera to emphasize the differences in “redness” and “brightness” of blood vessel structures relative to their surroundings.
  • CX-1 Hybrid Digital Mydriatic/Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera: Using the non-mydriatic mode, this device not only saves time and resources but also makes the diagnostic procedure more comfortable for patients with smaller than 3.8 mm pupils. Plus, the hybrid design providesfive photography modes including Color, Red-Free, Cobalt, Fluorescein Angiography and FAF.
  • RK-F2 Full Auto Ref-Keratometer: Including a Full Auto Mode which allows professionals to automatically align, focus, and acquire a reading for one eye and continue to the opposite eye to perform the same function – all with one touch of a button. This feature contributes to a comfortable, efficient screening process for the patient.
  • TX-20 Full Auto Tonometer: Designed to be compact and lightweight, the non-contact tonometer is easy to transport and install. With soft air puffs, the TX-20 tonometer easily measures Intraocular Pressure (IOP), enhancing patient comfort and allowing doctors to perform simple eye exams efficiently. The TX-20 Tonometer, as the RK-F2 Keratometer, also offers one-touch Full Auto Mode to automatically align, focus and capture readings.
For more information about Canon ophthalmic devices and solutions, please visit http://www.usa.canon.com/eye-care.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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1 Requires Windows 7 or Windows 10 with SQL 2016 operating system. Windows is either a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

2 Requires internet access and imageSPECTRUM Image Management software to both send and receive data.