5 reasons your optometry business needs the Occuity PM1 Pachymeter.
Updated: May 30, 2022
The PM1 will be the world's first handheld, non-contact, optical pachymeter, which allows clinicians and technicians to take a corneal thickness measurement in just a few seconds to support the diagnosis and monitoring of ocular pathology like glaucoma. The device will deliver several key advantages over existing measurement methods, making it easier and more time and cost-effective for your business.
1. Its non-contact capabilities
The PM1’s non-contact feature makes it pain-free; this means there is no need for anaesthetic eye drops, making the whole experience better for both the clinician and the patient. Its generous working distance also means the PM1 never touches the eye – removing the potential risk of cross-infection or accidental damage to the cornea.
2. Simple and quick to learn and use
Another reason is that the PM1 is quicker and easier to use than other hand-held pachymeters on the market as there is no need for specialised training since there is no need to apply anaesthetic or touch the patient. Therefore, your clinical staff and technicians can become proficient with just a few minutes of practice. This means that clinical staff can spend more time doing more important things, and optometrists can use their valuable time more effectively.
3. No consumables
Since the PM1 is entirely non-contacting, it removes the need for anaesthetic eye drops and the need for sterilisation wipes or replacement probes - consumables that are all needed with existing handheld pachymeters. Apart from the financial cost of these items, it’s essential not to forget the environmental impact as well. Together, these factors mean reduced costs, waste, and waiting times for both the clinician and patient.
4. More accurate & reliable
The PM1 guides the operator to ensure the central corneal thickness is measured accurately. In-house testing indicates the PM1 pachymeter will be capable of delivering reliable, repeatable measurements with a target accuracy of +/- 5 microns.
5. Used alongside tonometry
The PM1 is intended to be used in combination with a slit lamp mount (Due for release in late 2022), which can also be used alongside tonometry for instant IOP correction calculations. Such a feature will make your practice more time and cost-effective while also improving the experience for the patient.
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