Fundus Camera Canon CX-1

Canon CX-1 to improve retinal examination speed and efficiency

Canon’s CX-1 is a compact and portable hybrid retinal camera that combines both Mydriatic and Non-Mydriatic Modes, and switches between the two with a simple touch of a button. As well as saving on equipment investment, this function also means that the examiners using the equipment can screen for more than one disease, e.g. AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration), Glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, with the same unit. This saves time and removes the need for repeat appointments.

Retinal diseases can have devastating consequences, and so early diagnosis is crucial. Unlike other retinal cameras currently available on the market, the CX-1 could be helpful for detecting early signs of AMD without the need of special conditions such as eye drops (Mydriatics) to dilate the pupil. This is due to the camera’s ability to take FAF (Fundus Autofluorescence) images in Non-Mydriatic mode. To date, FAF was only possible when in Mydriatic camera mode. Detecting Autofluorescence of the retina is an important indication of the retina’s health. Using the Non Mydriatic Mode not only saves time and resources, it also makes the diagnostic procedure a lot more comfortable for the patient. Canon’s own EOS camera technology, with its renowned image processing capabilities, is adapted exclusively for medical use in the CX-1 to provide optimal retinal imaging in a compact and convenient system. The single onboard digital camera handles five different photography modes with ease, including non-mydriatic FAF photography, allowing EOS imaging technology to benefit all retinal images from the CX-1.