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News 2012

NIDEK launched Optical Biometer AL-Scan


-April 20, 2012, Gamagori, JAPAN -


NIDEK CO., LTD., a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of ophthalmic equipment, is pleased to introduce the Optical Biometer AL-Scan. The AL-Scan has been designed with precision, clinical efficiency, and ergonomics in mind.

The AL-Scan measures 6 fundamental values for cataract surgery in 10 seconds. These values are, axial length, corneal curvature radius, anterior chamber depth, central corneal thickness, white-to-white distance, and pupil size. The rapid measurement enhances clinical efficiency and patient comfort. The AL-Scan incorporates 3-D auto tracking and auto shot, which provides the operator with the most ease, comfort, and accuracy on all measurements. Advanced measurement algorithms enhance the signal-to-noise ratio by decreasing noise and boosting the signal, which allows the AL-Scan to measure eyes with even dense cataract. For extremely dense cataracts, the AL-Scan has an optional built in ultrasound biometer, allowing measurement of virtually any cataractous eye.

Eight IOL calculation formulas are incorporated in the AL-Scan. Once measurement is completed, the IOL power is automatically calculated using its own measured data. For toric intraocular lens implants, a digital protractor is included to determine the angle between the steepest corneal meridian and the line passing through a landmark such a prominent vessel. The image of the eye with an overlay of the digital protractor can be used in the operating room for accurate alignment of toric lenses. The AL-Scan represents a fundamental instrument for ophthalmic surgeons.

By expanding the product lines, NIDEK will strive to provide the solutions for eye care professionals over the world.

For further information contact:
Public Relations, Planning Dept.
Email: info@nidek.co.jp

NOTE: The availability of the products differs from country to country depending on the status of regulatory approval in each country. Specifications and design are subject to change.