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The FDA has approved a new biometer (IOLMaster 500, Carl Zeiss Meditec) to calculate eye measurements for lens selection related to cataract surgery.
Dublin, CA-The FDA has approved a new biometer (IOLMaster 500, Carl Zeiss Meditec) to calculate eye measurements for lens selection related to cataract surgery.
The device has dual measurement capabilities, composite signal filtering, and user-interface advancements, according to the manufacturer, making it twice as fast as previous platforms and increasing the percentage of eyes it can measure, including those of patients who have dense cataracts.
When introduced a decade ago, this biometer was the first automatic biometry system available that did not make contact with the patient’s eye, the manufacturer reports. More than 11,000 units exist in the world today.
“The newest and most advanced [model] . . . incorporates new algorithms and user-friendly enhancements, resulting in greater efficiency, clinical accuracy, and overall performance,” said Ludwin Monz, chief executive officer of Carl Zeiss Meditec.
Advanced capabilities of the new biometer: