Heidelberg Engineering Products
With the introduction of the SPECTRALIS® platform a new concept, “tracking laser tomography”, was created. The SPECTRALIS ophthalmic imaging system combines high-resolution laser fundus imaging (infrared reflectance, blue reflectance, BluePeak™ blue laser autofluorescence, MultiColor™, fluorescein angiography and ICG angiography) with OCT scanning. This dual-beam combination enables TruTrack™ active eye tracking, which provides pristine, detailed images and precise follow-up. The SPECTRALIS family includes different models at price points to meet the needs of virtually every eye care practice.
The HEP stands out from traditional standard automated perimetry by offering a new stimulus concept which more precisely targets the “magnocellular pathway” (M-cell). The magnocellular pathway is believed to be more sensitive to glaucomatous damage than the less selective white-on-white perimetry.
In addition, the HEP is built on our HEYEX™ – Heidelberg Eye Explorer operating system which enables us to link HEP perimetry data directly to SPECTRALIS information for a combined structure function analysis.
The Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT) sets the standard for analyzing 3D structural change to the optic nerve head and retina. This capability led to outstanding predictive clinical results in the National Eye Institute’s Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study and the European Glaucoma Prevention Study. The proven HRT technology paved the way for the precise dual-beam approach to imaging available in the SPECTRALIS platform.
Heidelberg Eye Explorer, or “HEYEX”, is the heart of all Heidelberg Engineering instruments, such as SPECTRALIS, HEP and HRT. The central patient database and uniform user interface allow the review of images nearly anywhere in the practice without compromising on tools or image quality.
HEYEX has been designed to integrate into a variety of workflows. It enables connectivity to EHR and PACS systems via a DICOM interface or via custom interfaces, providing flexible solutions from solo practices to large clinic environments.