Gulden Ophthalmics recently introduced Rowe OCT Model Eye, a solid-state tissue phantom that is used by clamping it to an instrument and initiating an OCT test.
Elkins Park, PA-Gulden Ophthalmics recently introduced Rowe OCT Model Eye, a solid-state tissue phantom that is used by clamping it to an instrument and initiating an OCT test. It eliminates the need to use staff members or patients to check, practice, and use OCT equipment. Because it produces a standard test result based on a normal macula it provides a stabile, long-term benchmark for OCT instruments.
According to the company, OCT Model Eye can be used for system demonstrations and tests; staff education, instruction, and practice; OCT instrument research and development; and as a standard for multi-instrument DME trials at several sites.
The OCT Model Eye features a realistic, six-layer retina 300 um thick, 4.8 mm in diameter; a 120 um deep foveal pit; photoreceptor inner segment (IS)/outer segment (OS)/retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) layer with choroidal transition. It is fluid free and easy to image with a large 12.6 mm cornea and 8 mm diameter pupil and is 23.5 mm in axial length. Images using the OCT Model Eye exhibit clear layer structure, foveal pit, and IS/OS/RPE layer.
The OCT Model Eye is provided and stored in a wooden case with instructions, an attachment rod for mounting on an ophthalmic instrument chin rest, and a mounting clamp.