A Word from Chuck is a column by Chuck Bell, President of Bell Ophthalmic
Like the selfie maker in your pocket, the retinal cameras out there continue to make quantum leaps in image quality. I’ve seen them all, and as I write this, my jaw is still wide open after a play date with Canon’s new CR-2 AF Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera.
To sum it up in one sentence: at 20.2 megapixels, the CR-2 AF provides Canon’s highest resolution fundus image. That’s a fancy way of saying that this camera will allow you to see tiny structures and vivid details that would normally appear blurred or washed out with other devices.
On top of crystal clear image quality, the CR-2 AF brings a wealth of new features you and your techs will appreciate.
- Contrast enhancement emphasizes the differences in redness and brightness of blood vessel structures relative to their surroundings.
- Auto-focus with manual override. A quick press of the joystick automatically focuses the eye, while a twist of the focus ring puts the user back in manual control.
- Auto-fundus automatically switches from external eye mode to retinal observation when aligned with the eye.
- Auto-capture instantly snaps a picture when once the eye is focused.
- Low-flash intensity increases patient comfort and reduces meiosis for a shorter exam time.
Other features include auto exposure, image error detection, quick preview, EMR integration, and access to Canon’s imageSPECTRUM image management software, which allows you to see images from anywhere with an Internet connection.
“Sounds great, Chuck, but I need to see it to believe it.” Agreed. Let’s schedule a demo, and I’ll bring the CR-2 to your practice so you and your team can experience this game-changing device. Send me an email, or call mat at 800-255-5929.