Haag Streit Octopus 600 Perimeter


Octopus 600 See the new pulse in perimetry


Early diagnosis and standard white-on-white perimetry in one device

The Octopus 600 extends the successful Haag-Streit
product range of visual field analyzers, combining the
Pulsar method for early glaucoma detection and standard white-on-white perimetry for long term followup in a single compact, standalone device.

Perimetry simplified

The same, easy to use EyeSuite software already known from the Octopus 900 has been further streamlined to operate the Octopus 600. The intuitive concept of both the examination and viewing screens
are the key components of the new touch screen optimized user interface.

Fast and reliable Pulsar test method for early glaucoma detection
Various studies over the past decades have shown
that contrast sensitivity and flicker sensitivity are affected in glaucoma. The Pulsar method combines
both by presenting a contrast-modulated ring target that flickers at 10 Hz in counter phase, resulting in the method of choice for early glaucoma detection.

With the Octopus 600, Haag-Streit has introduced a new perimetry technology that makes use of a TFT-based monitor to produce stimuli and background. This allows the instrument to display complex stimuli such as Pulsar, which would otherwise not
be possible with cupola-based or projection type perimeters.
Combining both Pulsar early glaucoma detection and standard white-on-white perimetry, the instrument is capable of covering the most important stages of disease progression, allowing for early diagnosis and follow-up.


Early glaucoma detection made easy
Pulsar is a flicker stimulus, displaying a ring pattern with different contrast levels in counter phase. As independent studies confirm, the test is easy – even pleasant – to take, while being both sensitive and specific in the detection of early glaucoma.
Unlike other early diagnostic methods, that challenge the patient with hard to-distinguish answering criteria, Pulsar requires no more than a simple click
for every target that appears.
Combined with our proven TOP fast-thresholding strategy, the Pulsar examination method delivers fast and reliable results.


For long term follow-up
Standard white-on-white perimetry is the preferred method for long term
follow-up in glaucoma and various other pathologies. The Octopus 600 is
the first perimeter that performs standard perimetry on a flicker-free screen,
using TFT technology.
A dynamic range similar to that of projection type perimeters is achieved by
dynamically increasing the stimulus size from Goldmann III up to Goldmann
VI, after reaching maximum screen luminance
. Furthermore, this principle
makes use of the improved repeatability which larger stimuli have in zones
of advanced pathology.



Save time by immediately identifying
levels of change
Calculating the progression rate in dB per year including the probability level,
as recommended by the International Glaucoma Societies, is where EyeSuite
Progression Analysis comes into play.
Quickly select/deselect examinations that should be included in the analysis
with a simple click, and the analysis is updated in real time. Intuitive color
codes to indicate significant worsening, increased fluctuation or recovery
make the assessment an easy task and spare you time spent on comparing
series of printouts.


Large trial lenses

Trial lenses for spherical corrections between –8 dpt and +4 dpt
can be placed in one of the trial lens compartments on either side
of the instrument. The trial lenses are significantly larger than
those of previous instruments, in order to facilitate the positioning of the patient, and magnetic for easy placement.

New patient response button

The ergonomic response button fits nicely in the patient’s hand
and is easy to use even for patients with arthritis. In addition, the
button has been redesigned to create an improved audible and
mechanical feedback.

Ergonomic design

Ample space and the adjustable forehead rest allow examined
patients to wear their own glasses. The shielded side view prevents the patient from being distracted.
Correction for presbyopia
The instrument is equipped with a built-in +3.25 dpt correction
lens for presbyopia, so age correction is no longer necessary.
It also allows testing with the patient’s own glasses.


Purchasing top quality preowned ophthalmic equipment from Vision Equipment Inc can save eye care professionals thousands of dollars, while providing top quality care for your patients. Please call 855-776-2020 or email sales@visionequipmentinc.com for a detailed quote.oCTOPUS 600