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Canon U.S.A.’s Eyecare Devices and Solutions to be Showcased at American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting


MELVILLE, N.Y., October 14, 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 American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois from October 15-18, 2016. Visitors to the Canon booth (#3803) will have the opportunity to interact with Canon eyecare technology and witness firsthand how these devices and solutions can be used to better assist ophthalmologists in treating a variety of ailments relating to the eye.

Visitors to booth #3803 will have the opportunity to experience the Canon CR-2 PLUS AF, as well as the CX-1 Hybrid Digital Mydriatic/Non-Mydriatic Retinal camera, both of which capture ultra-high resolution images — quickly, efficiently, and automatically. Designed around advanced Canon EOS optics and CMOS image-capture technology, both the CR-2 PLUS AF and CX-1 feature a customized 18 megapixel digital camera. With the press of a button, CR-2 PLUS AF users can switch between auto and manual focusing for ultimate control and ease-of-use. The Auto Capture function of the CR-2 PLUS AF determines the appropriate moment to capture an image by analyzing when exposure and alignment are ideal. The CX-1 allows users to capture Intravenous Fluorescein Angiography (IVFA) images using either the Mydriatic or Non-Mydriatic alignment mode. Both cameras include a non-invasive Fundus Autofluorescence imaging mode that provides the reviewer with the ability to quickly assess the condition of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) layer.

On display will be the Canon teleretinal solution, featuring the Canon CR-2 PLUS AF Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal camera and imageSPECTRUM Image Management software1 (sold separately). By utilizing the CR-2 PLUS AF in conjunction with imageSPECTRUM software, healthcare professionals with the Windows 7® or the Windows 10® operating systems 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.

Canon imageSPECTRUM Image Management software provides users with an intuitive software solution that offers image management and portability to help improve workflow. Featuring digital RGB filters for more critical viewing of suspect pathologies, the software includes the Opacity Suppression selectable filter tool. This software filter can be used to subdue the effects of ocular opacities in an image to help correct blur and enhance the clarity of blood vessels, helping eye care professionals to view clear images of patients’ eyes.

Additionally, 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.
  • 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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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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.