The Oculus Pentacam comes with an extensive basic software package which can be extended according to your needs to include further optional software packages and modules.
The Pentacam measures the cornea from limbus to limbus. It measures up to 25 ,000 true elevation points. During the rotating scan that takes max. 2 seconds, up to 50 Scheimpflug images of the anterior eye segment are captured with outstanding precision. Based on these images the Pentacam® provides topographic data on elevation and curvature of the entire anterior and posterior corneal surfaces. The corneal thickness (pachymetry) is measured and presented graphically over its entire surface. A topography based keratoconus detection and quantification are performed. The anterior chamber depth, chamber volume (size) and the chamber angles are automatically calculated and presented for glaucoma screening. The illumination of the eye using blue LED light makes corneal and lens opacities (cataract) visible. The anterior chamber can be visualised and displayed with the virtual tomography model.
After measurements have been taken and the quality specifications of the scan have been checked by the user the Pentacam can generate an Indices Report. This Indices Report summarizes the abnormalities found during the scan to direct doctor’s attention to the areas of concern. This report is based on published clinical studies and articles that define abnormalities.
The Pentacam comes with a free patient data management software that ensures increased efficiency and networking capabilities.
The Indices Display combined with the brilliant Scheimpflug images permit intuitive screening for close angle glaucoma in the anterior segment. Treatment follow-up, documentation and patient education are supported qualitatively as well as quantitatively by various comparison displays.
Refractive Screening and Surgery
Refractive screening and early detection of corneal abnormalities can be performed quickly and intuitively with the Belin/ Ambrósio Enhanced Ectasia Display. The OCULUS Pentacam® can help plan for corneal refractive surgery and corneal ring implantation.
Cataract Screening, IOL Power Calculation, Premium IOL Selection
The opacity of the crystalline lens is measured quantitatively and can be shown to patients. The Cataract Pre-Op Display helps in selecting the most suitable premium IOL. Various links to modern IOL power calculators such as Phaco Optics, OKULIX or the BESSt II formula are available to assist in challenging cases of post-refractive IOL power calculation and improve the outcome of the toric IOL procedures. The keratometry overlay in the iris image helps with the orientation of toric IOLs.
Planning cataract refractive surgery with phakic IOL implantation becomes a routine process with the OCULUS Pentacam®. A special simulation software including aging prediction is available for iris supported phakic IOLs (pIOLs). It visualizes the fit of the pIOL after surgery. The OCULUS Pentacam® provides all necessary information for pre-op planning for ICL implants.