Medical devices and software solutions provider Topcon Healthcare has introduced the new NW500 non-mydriatic retinal camera.

The fully automatic retinal camera is intended to provide reliable, sharp-quality imaging with improved capability.

It provides innovative slit scan illumination and a rolling shutter mechanism that helps to capture sharp-quality fundus images for clear review and analysis.

NW500 features a 12-megapixel image sensor and rotating monitor that allows operators to optimise the distance from patients.

It offers a broad range of connectivity options, including direct DICOM, EZ Capture/ IMAGEnet 6, Shared Folder and Direct Storage.

Topcon Healthcare stated that NW500 helps to streamline workflows and improve the patient experience by providing the ability to capture retinal images in lighted settings without the need to dilate patients.

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It provides better quality colour fundus images across the traditional nine fixation positions for peripheral photography as well as the disc, centre and macula fixation points.

Topcon Healthcare Product Management senior director Tobias Kurzke said: “The NW500 reflects Topcon’s commitment to continuous innovation in pursuit of technology that helps to improve the quality-of-care patients receive and make care more efficient and accessible.

“Combined, the innovative slit scan technology and 12-megapixel camera offer clinicians fast, sharp quality imaging with less failure and retakes, making the process of acquiring fundus images faster and more reliable than before.

“The added benefit of enhancing the patient experience through faster screening times and the absence of the need for dilation will give clinicians and large volume wellness screening settings a competitive advantage.”

The touch-screen operation of NW500 enables images to be captured quickly and simply with a single touch.

The completely automated operation provides flexibility for clinicians, allowing them to delegate screening to non-clinical staff.