The Oculus Pentacam, already a Swiss Army knife of sorts for anterior segment measurement, has added a few new tools. The latest model, called the Pentacam AXL Wave, retains the established functions of anterior segment tomography and optical biometry, but adds retroillumination and a Hartman-Shack sensor for total eye wavefront and objective refraction, a company press release explains.

These new hardware and software features allow optical performance analysis of the total cornea, total eye and crystalline lens or implanted IOL. In addition, a comprehensive overview display shows all parameters for corneal screening, IOL power selection, IOL power calculation, ICL selection and calculation and pupil diameter under dimmed and dark conditions.

A new exam routine guides the user through the imaging process and allows both eyes to be examined in under five minutes, Oculus says.

The standard software package with the IOL calculator and its built-in IOL database provide verification of findings in numerous clinical applications such as corneal refractive surgery, lens refractive surgery, presbyopia solutions and standard cataract surgery, according to the manufacturer.

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