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September 7, 2010

Breaking news from the floor of ESCRS

Best IOL prediction results through connectivity; this was the philosophy behind the new software released for Haag-Streit's LENSTAR LS 900 optical biometer for the entire eye. Presented at the company's booth at ESCRS in Paris, the software is reported to auto-populate biometric parameters, including lens thickness, anatomical ACD (anterior chamber depth) and corneal thickness to the latest IOL calculation tools such as Holladay IOL Consultant, Professor Olsen’s PhacoOptics or Professor Preussner's Okulix. According to the company it also allows easy integration to almost every EMR (electronic medical record) system on the market.

The biometer also functions as a keratometer, pachymeter, pupillometer and IOL calculator, performing up to nine measurements in one shot, including lens thickness. Laser optical technology means users only have to align once before receiving the results.

As well as the software, Haag Streit has been showcasing its completed range of LED powered slit lamps, thanks to the addition of the new BM 900 and BP 900 models. According to the company, last year's introduction of the BQ 900 LED has been recognised as a major step forward in slit lamp biomicroscopy, and the range now provides a sharper slit and improved fluorescein observation.