Last week Canon previewed its new CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera at the Vision Expo West in Las Vegas. The device can be used with any Canon EOS camera, which means that specs are dependent on what model you go with. The CR-2 still requires FDA approval before it can come to the American market.
The CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera incorporates the latest in Canon retinal imaging technology and enhancements in a compact and lighter design, weighing only 33 pounds. The CR- 2 retinal camera can be easily installed and takes up minimal office space or for added convenience, can be easily transported when needed. The illuminated control panel on the CR-2 retinal camera allows medical staff to navigate operations in darkened rooms. Contributing to a lower total-cost-of-ownership, the CR-2 retinal camera can help reduce energy costs in medical facilities with its energy-efficient design.
The CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera incorporates EOS camera technology to create 15.1-megapixel retinal imaging2. This technology has been specifically adapted to capture extremely detailed diagnostic images of the retina, helping eye care professionals detect and monitor ocular conditions. A single sensor handles all functions for infrared observation, color and digital filtered images for red-free and cobalt imaging.
The CR-2 retinal camera’s low flash intensity minimizes pupil constriction and shortens the time required for taking multiple pictures such as binocular, stereo photography. It also helps avoid having to retake images due to patient’s blinking. The CR-2 retinal camera’s small pupil mode has a 3.3mm diameter that contributes to efficient screening and assists when a patient’s pupil is difficult to dilate. The auto exposure function optimizes image brightness without having to manually set the observation light and flash intensity. The white LED for flash intensity improves maintenance frequency and power consumption, helping to save on operating costs.