Topcon Announces Launch of NW500 Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera in the US
Fully-Automatic Camera Delivers Reliable, High-Quality Imaging Combined with Enhanced Capability
OAKLAND, NJ, JANUARY 2023 – Topcon Healthcare, a leading provider of medical devices and software solutions for the global eye care community, is pleased to announce that it has launched the NW500, its new user-friendly, robotic fundus camera that delivers reliable, sharp-quality imaging even in ambient light.
The NW500 offers innovative slit scan illumination and a rolling shutter mechanism, which help to overcome one of the known causes of poorly graded images effectively imaging smaller pupils, from 2.0mm or more*. A 12-megapixel sensor delivers excellent quality color fundus images for clear review and analysis.
The NW500 contributes to a streamlined workflow and enhanced patient experience by offering the ability to acquire retinal images in a lighted setting without the need to dilate patients. The NW500 offers excellent quality color fundus images across the traditional three fixation points (Disc, Center, and Macula) as well as the nine fixation positions for peripheral photography.
Touch-screen operation offers rapid, simple capture with just one touch. Fully-automated operation gives clinicians the flexibility to delegate screening to non-clinical staff. The improved processing speed** means it takes less time to capture images and gives operators the ability to increase patient throughput.
A variety of connectivity options are available to accommodate the individual needs of clinical practices.
“The NW500 reflects Topcon’s commitment to continuous innovation in pursuit of technology that helps to improve the quality of care patients receive and make care more efficient and accessible,” says Senior Director of Product Management, Tobias Kurzke. “Combined, the innovative slit scan technology and 12-megapixel camera offer clinicians fast, sharp quality imaging with less failure and retakes, making the process of acquiring fundus images faster and more reliable than before. Enhancing the patient experience through the absence of needing dilation will lead to greater workflow efficiencies and give clinicians a competitive advantage.”
About Topcon Healthcare
Topcon Healthcare sees eye health differently. Our vision is to empower providers with smart and efficient technologies for enhanced patient care. Keeping pace with the ever-changing landscape of the healthcare industry, we offer the latest integrated solutions including advanced multi-modal imaging, vendor-neutral data management, safe distancing, and ground- breaking remote diagnostic technology.
A globally-oriented business, Topcon is focused on developing solutions towards solving societal challenges in the mega-domains of healthcare, agriculture, and infrastructure. In healthcare, these challenges include increasing eye disease, rising medical costs, access to healthcare and physician shortages. By investing in value-driven innovations, Topcon works to enable people to enjoy good health and a high quality of life.
* Confirmed with model eyes.
** Compared to Topcon non-mydriatic retinal camera TRC-NW400.