Biometry connected...

August 18, 2010

The newly released EyeSuite biometry software for the LENSTAR LS 900 optical biometer provides the user with complete biometry of the entire eye, including lens thickness and also allows direct connection and use of this valuable data with the most advanced IOL calculation tools.

The newly released EyeSuite biometry software for the LENSTAR LS 900 optical biometer provides the user with complete biometry of the entire eye, including lens thickness and also allows direct connection and use of this valuable data with the most advanced IOL calculation tools like Holladay IOL Consultant ( www.hicsoap.com) by Jack T. Holladay, MD (USA), PhacoOptics by T. Olsen, MD (DK) ( www.phacooptics.com) or Okulix (GER) ( http://okulix.de) by Dr Preussner.

The introduction of optical biometry years ago improved the IOL prediction accuracy dramatically. Using laser interferometric axial length and automated K-measurement technology to gain the base parameters for IOL calculation moved a major source for IOL prediction errors from the axial length and keratometry measurements to another important parameter: the effective lens position.1 LENSTAR LS 900 claims to be the only biometer on the market providing the user with biometry of the entire eye, including pachymetry, anatomic anterior chamber depth and lens thickness. These parameters can now directly be used in the above mentioned software tools to improve the IOL prediction accuracy, specifically in demanding cases such as hyperopic, myopic and post LASIK eyes.

Due to the open architecture of the LENSTAR / EyeSuite system, third party IOL calculation software is directly installed on the biometer, to improve the workflow efficacy. This software upgrade is free for all users of the LENSTAR LS 900 optical biometer.

Haag-Streit has introduced script technology with this new software release. This open interface allows easy connection of the LENSTAR optical biometer to electronic medical record systems. Data is transferred automatically in user definable text or xml format or as PDF, providing most flexibility and again improving practice workflow.

References1. T. Olsen, J Cataract Refract Surg. 2006 Mar;32(3):419-24.