Designs For Vision – Myopia Diagnosis 2022


The NIDEK AL-Scan measures keratometry, optical biometrics (axial length), pupil size, horizontal visible iris diameter (HVID), central corneal thickness (CCT), and anterior chamber depth (ACD). According to its distributor Designs For Vision, auto-alignment and 3D auto-capture make the process quick and easy; an advantage when measuring young myopes who are not always the most cooperative patients, providing real benefits to a busy practice.

The device’s keratometry is said to be “extremely accurate” because the AL-Scan measures 720 data points on two circles of 2.4mm and 3.3mm diameter. AL-Scan is also ideal for “space-saving” practices, as it is a stand-alone device that does not require a computer, allowing it to fit where some devices would not.

“When you need fast, accurate measurements in a small footprint, the NIDEK AL-Scan delivers,” says DFV.

Integrated optical biometrics for myopia management

OCULUS Pentacam family.

The OCULUS family of Pentacam Anterior Segment Total Corneal Tomograph continues to expand its diagnostic capabilities, with the addition of the Scleral Corneal Profiling Module for 3D corneal planning of scleral contact lenses, and updates to keratoconus and progression analysis.

According to DFV, Pentacam AXL extends its high-resolution anterior segment capabilities with the addition of integrated optical biometrics for total corneal IOL calculation and myopia management and monitoring.

The latest Pentacam AXL WAVE model builds on the Pentacam AXL with the addition of a lens backlight, to highlight lens opacities and flaws, as well as wavefront aberrometry integrated and autorefraction of the whole eye. The result is a comprehensive diagnostic system providing a complete and objective visual assessment of the anterior cornea to the retina.

“The extensive capabilities of the Pentacam AXL WAVE and its analysis modules make it an indispensable tool for the screening, diagnosis and management of refractive and corneal disease, lens, anterior chamber and cataract, optical prescriptions more precise, surgical planning and management of myopia,” says DFV.


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