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Haag-Streit’s imaging module offers slit lamp documentation at the push of a button
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The slit lamp camera is a key tool in modern ophthalmic practice but the success rate of images captured on these cameras is often disappointing. For ophthalmologists, spending more than a couple of seconds on image capture can be heavily disruptive to clinical workflows. Moreover, slit lamp imaging can be cumbersome to set up, and depends upon having both dedicated software and a PC in the examination room, while taking a lot of light out of the microscope.
Happily, Haag-Streit – a global leader in slit lamp imaging – has released a new module that aims to solve these problems. Designed to be integrated into the slit lamp, using the module is extremely straightforward; with just a turn of a knob, the Imaging Module 910 shares your view within your microscope directly on your screen. Capturing images is equally easy – when you decide to document a finding, press the camera trigger button, and the software takes care of the rest. Simply switch off the camera after image capture and get 100 percent of the light back into the eyepieces.
The computer embedded into the imaging unit ensures that the camera is always ready whenever it’s needed and automatically controls all settings, using an algorithm to ensure that images with optimum sharpness are captured – and allowing the eye care professional to give their undivided time and attention to their patients. Additionally, the processing unit allows the video to be streamed directly to a monitor via HDMI or DP, which means there is no need to interact with an additional PC to display the live stream, as is the case with classic slit lamp cameras.
The Imaging Module 910 was launched in March 2022 and is now available worldwide. Replacing the previous generation (the Imaging Module 900), the new module also has an improved sensor that offers 4 times higher resolution.
Whether you are in “standalone mode,” storing your images directly to your electronic medical records, or in “EyeSuite mode,” which makes the slit lamp fully networkable with other equipment, the Imaging Module 910 always gives you useful, crystal clear and meaningful images at the push of a button.