Zeiss GDx Pro 8000 is the only commercially available, current-generation scanning laser polarimeter. GDx-Pro uses a near-infrared laser (780nm) in a raster pattern to image the macula and peripapillary region.
A basic understanding of how “birefringence” and “retardation” is vital to understand how this tech pictures the optic nerve. Birefringence is an optical property of exceptionally organized and parallel constructions that split a light wave by a polar material (polarized light) to two parts. These components travel at different velocities, which makes a phase change that is relative. The phase shift is termed retardation.
Zeiss GDx Pro 8000 suggested by NFI values that are greater. Various studies have shown that the NFI is at differentiating between your GDx parameter
- GDx™, the world’s only Scanning Laser Polarimeter (SLP), uniquely characterizes RNFL Integrity (RNFL-I™), structural information that goes beyond thickness.
- Recent studies suggest that RNFL micro-structures change orientation and density before RNFL anatomical thickness changes become apparent.1,2
- The SLP measurement in GDx, RNFL-I, depends on both RNFL thickness and the cumulative level of organization of its microstructures.
- RNFL Integrity is a discrete assessment of RNFL health that today only GDx Scanning Laser Polarimetry can quantify.
- GDxPRO™ is the next evolution in GDx technology.
ZEISS GDX PRO 8000 SCANNING LASER POLARIMETER
• Diagnose more patients confidently.
Enhanced Corneal Compensation (ECC™) delivers high-quality scans on virtually all patients.
• Acquire high-quality scans with ease.
Simple-Touch Pupil Alignment and Touch Screen acquisition require virtually no operator experience.
• Align images with precision.
Automatic Image Alignment ensures exceptional registration between scans, even across multiple visits.
• Confidently assess patients suspected of having glaucoma.
The Nerve Fiber Indicator (NFI) single number output has demonstrated superior performance in assessing patients suspected of having glaucoma.
• Identify fast progressors at a glance.
World-class Guided Progression Analysis (GPA™) allows you to assess the speed of progression and risk of future vision loss on a single page report.
• Maximize return on investment.
Designed for performance, productivity, and portability – GDxPRO is affordable for any size practice.
• Grow your practice with Carl Zeiss practice management services.
• Scanning Laser Polarimetry (SLP) imaging technology
• Portability with unique optics lock-down feature
• Integrated design
• Non-mydriatic operation
• New Windows® XP, SP3
• New Prints to virtually any XP supported printer
• New Exports files in PDF, TIFF or JPEG formats
• New DICOM Gateway for compatibility with Zeiss networking solutions
• New Automatic mapping to an automatically generated IP address
• New Ability to browse the network; network neighborhood available
• New Intuitive Touch Screen or mouse-driven operation requires virtually no experience
• New AutoFocus optimizes imaging position
• Manual refraction entry
• New Live Fundus View ensures proper patient fixation before scan acquisition
• New Simple-Touch Automatic Pupil Alignment and Touch Screen acquisition require virtually no operator experience
• New Restart Alignment quickly returns the alignment to the default setting
• New Low Vision Target accommodates patients with compromised central vision
• New Iris Image Check to rule out alignment issues after the scan
• New ECC available standard
• VCC available as an alternate analysis mode
• New GPA available standard with two options: Fast mode or extended mode
• New RNFL Normative database – ECC
• RNFL Normative database – VCC
• New Nerve Fiber Indicator (NFI) – ECC
• Nerve Fiber Indicator (NFI) – VCC
Field of view: 40 x 20 degrees
Processor: ≥ 2.2 GHz processor
Video monitor: 8.4” screen with 800 x 600 resolution
Minimum pupil diameter: 2 mm
Ametropia correction: -13 to +8 diopters
Dimensions: 63.5 L x 30.5 W x 40.6 H (cm)
Weight: 50 lbs.
Peripherals interface: 4 USB ports
Electrical requirements: 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz
Product safety Complies with the following standards:
IEC 60601-1, UL60601-1
CSA C22.2 No. 601.1-M90
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