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The Occuity

PM1 Pachymeter

Ophthalmic Series

The world’s first handheld, non-contacting, optical pachymeter

DUE TO LAUNCH IN 2021

 

The Occuity PM1 will make it easier, faster and safer to diagnose glaucoma by measuring corneal thickness to within 5 microns in just a few seconds.

The first of Occuity's revolutionary handheld optical ophthalmic devices, the PM1 allows both clinical and non-clinical operators to take a corneal thickness measurement quickly and easily.

Simple to use, the PM1 is held in front of the subject’s eye at a comfortable working distance. Our advanced Precision Optical Systems intelligently aligns with the eye and, once initiated, automatically takes a measurement. Scanning at ~200Hz for under 10 seconds, the PM1 captures multiple readings before clearly displaying the average of these results along with the standard deviation (variability) figure.

 

There is no risk of infection and no need to anaesthetise the eye, making the whole process much more comfortable for the operator and subject.

Features & Benefits

The Occuity PM1 will provide the measuring and non-contacting capabilities of existing optical desktop devices at a price point comparable to the handheld contacting ultrasound devices.

Non-contact

A better customer experience

The PM1's non-contact capabilities make it totally pain-free and a much better experience for the customer.

Accurate

Measure Corneal thickness, accurately, reliably and repeatably

In-house, testing shows the Occuity PM1 will be capable of delivering reliable, repeatable measurement with accuracy typically within +/- 5 microns.

The PM1 will be undergoing clinical trials and CE certification in 2021. *

Handheld

Desktop capability, handheld utility

The PM1’s compact design will make it easy to move and store. You can use it handheld or, if you prefer, in a slit-lamp chinrest cradle making it perfect for both clinical and non-clinical settings.

Fast

Results in under 10 seconds

The PM1 utilises our patented Precision Optical Systems technology to align with the eye and measure corneal thickness in less than 10 seconds. With one touch, the PM1 captures 200 scans in under a second before instantly providing an averaged measurement.

Easy to operate

Intuitive design means training takes just a few minutes

The PM1’s touchscreen interface has been thoughtfully designed making it easy and intuitive to use. New clinical and non-clinical operators can become proficient with just a few minutes of training.

Safer

Both for the operator and the customer

With its generous working distance, the PM1 never touches the eye – removing the potential risk of spreading infections and damage the cornea by accident. Non-contacting capability enhances COVID-19 safety.

No consumables

No cleaning, No waste, No waiting

Removing the need to contact the eye, removes the need for numbing eye drops, waiting and cleaning times. This reduces costs, waste, downtime and the risk of damaging equipment through cleaning.

Wireless Charging

Ready when you need it

The Occuity PM1 will always be ready thanks to the innovative wireless charging dock. Once placed back on the cradle, the battery will charge automatically. The cradle also contains a built in calibration artefact.

Cost Effective

Desktop Performance, Handheld Pricing

Enjoy the accurate measuring and non-contacting capabilities of expensive optical desktop devices at a price point comparable to outdated contacting ultrasound devices.

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Exclusive Launch Offer

Register your interest today for our exclusive launch offer

The Occuity PM1 Ophthalmic Series Pachymeter is planned for launch in 2021. To ensure you are one of the first to benefit from its groundbreaking technology and to enjoy our exclusive launch offer - with no commitment - express your interest today.

 
 

FAQs

View Technicial Specification


  • Battery Size: TBC
  • Dimensions: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Range: TBC
  • Accuracy: +/- 5 microns
  • Repeatability: +/- 5 microns





Does it measure IOP as well as corneal thickness?


No, although pachymetry is used in combination with IOP measurement in the diagnosis of glaucoma, our meter is a pure pachymeter. Our patented technology offers other uses and we are of course researching and developing these.




Does the PM1 require any consumables?


No. One one of our technology’s main advantages is that, being non-contacting, no consumables are required and there are no ongoing costs. This also provides other advantages such as the fact that there is no need for drops to numb the eye and no need for post contact cleaning. Overall this means consultations are much quicker, which is advantageous for busy operators. The reduced need for cleaning, also means there is no risk of ‘probes’ being damaged, as can happen with the cleaning of contacting ultrasound pachymeters.




How do I purchase the pachymeter?


Occuity will be working with distributors in each country. Please visit x page on our website to find the distributor in your region. Discussions are in progress in other regions and we will announce our partners once these are finalised, but please express your interest if a distributor has not yet been selected for your region. Click here




How do I become a distributor?


If you are interested in becoming a distributor, please contact us.




Why does the pachymeter use optical technology?


Occuity uses an optical technology in which a tightly focused beam of light is scanned through the eye. When the focus impinges on a surface a bright reflection is seen which allows the meter to know exactly where that surface is.

In pachymetery we collect the reflections from the front and back surfaces of the cornea and this allows us to measure its precise thickness.

The use of light has a number of advantages. As the wavelength of light is much smaller than that of ultrasound the meter is capable of being significantly more accurate. Light can also be shone into the eye from a distance so the meter can be completely non-contacting. Occuity has also been able to use its expertise in optics to adapt a telecommunications component called a bi-di to act as the source and receiver in the meter and this allows us to make meters that are very compact and very cost effective.





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Technical Specifications

View Technicial Specification


  • Battery Size: TBC
  • Dimensions: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Range: TBC
  • Accuracy: +/- 5 microns
  • Repeatability: +/- 5 microns





Comparison

Occuity PM1 - Projected*

Technology

Ultrasound

Optical

Contact

Contact of Cornea

Non-Contact

Existing Handheld Pachymeters

Measurement Time

One Scan < 10 seconds

Multiple contacts required

Risk

No risk of infection transmission

Risk of contact infection

Cleaning

No clinical cleaning required

Clinical cleaning required between every patient

Consumables

None

Anaesthetic drops, cleansing wipes, accessories

Operators

Anyone

Specialist Trained Clinician

Training

Minutes

Specialist Training Required

Display

TFT Touchscreen Design

Generally Basic LCD Screens

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Exclusive Launch Offer

Register your interest today for our exclusive launch offer

The Occuity Red Series PM1 Pachymeter is planned for launch in 2021. To ensure you are one of the first to benefit from its groundbreaking technology and to enjoy our exclusive launch offer - with no commitment - express your interest today.

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