FDA clears Canon TX-20 tonometer

25 October 2011 (Last Updated October 25th, 2011 03:30)

Canon USA's TX-20 Full Auto Tonometer has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Canon USA's TX-20 Full Auto Tonometer has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The TX-20 measures intraocular pressure using soft air puffs, which allows doctors to perform simple eye exams efficiently while enhancing patient comfort.

The tonometer weighs approximately 33lbs and comfortably fits on an instrument table with a Canon non-mydriatic retinal camera.

The tonometer features a one-touch operation for intraocular pressure measurement in both eyes in full-auto mode. If high pressure is detected, a warning message is displayed.