FDA Approves Hybrid Digital Retina Camera

6 April 2010 (Last Updated April 6th, 2010 18:30)

Canon's CX-1 Hybrid Mydriatic/Non-Mydriatic Digital Retinal Camera with both mydriatic and non-mydriatic modes has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The camera allows the operator to change between mydriatic and non-mydriatic modes with one touc

Canon's CX-1 Hybrid Mydriatic/Non-Mydriatic Digital Retinal Camera with both mydriatic and non-mydriatic modes has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The camera allows the operator to change between mydriatic and non-mydriatic modes with one touch.

It also provides different functions within seconds and performs several concurrent ocular tests. Users can also take one-shot fundus autofluorescence (FAF) photography in a standard configuration, for both mydriatic and non-mydriatic modes.

The CX-1 can be used in five different photography modes, including non-mydriatic FAF, colour, red-free, cobalt and fluorescein angiography.