Icare’s original model, the TA01i changed the game of of Tonometry forever, and now nearly a decade later Icare’s newest patented addition gives even more to the “no drops/no tears” club. Nearly everything that the TA01i left out is given to us on the newer IC100- even if the rebound technology functions have remained largely the same. First and foremost, the design of the IC100 is largely different- featuring an entirely new frame which boasts a new forehead rest, probe base, LCD user interface, and measurement button. Icare has given us an instrument that feels incredibly modern, and the all-new display interface aids the operator with artificial intelligence that justifies a higher price point. Unlike the bizarre ‘pillar-like’ forehead rest that extended from the previous model, the IC100 provides a knob actually shaped to the patient’s anatomy; adjustments from the operator are also far easier thanks to a aluminum scroll that fits in the hand nicely. These design changes look nice, but they also lend a more comfortable and much less pressured environment for obtaining a measurement, Although the Icare touts a patient friendly measurement without anesthetic or an air-puff, it largely relies on operator knowledge and a steady hand to make it so. During measurement, new technology automatically calculates the proper distance from the cornea, and informs the operator via a green/red light system located on the probe base. Automatic measurements can be achieved by depressing the measurement button and new Icare ‘EasyNav’ software automatically times the probe in between blinks and calculates for changes in distance. All these changes equate to a truly upgradeable model that may even compete for efficiency alongside NCT competitors.
OUR TAKE: Everything that the prior Icare TA01i wasn’t- for the better.
Icare IC100 is the professional’s choice. The device requires no drops, air or specialized skills for use. The Icare IC100 uses patented rebound technology to measure intraocular pressure. Its light-weight probe makes momentary contact with the cornea. Icare’s proprietary algorithm coupled with state-of-the art software allows the device to evaluate deceleration, contact time and other motion parameters of the probe when it touches the cornea. The new premium design and user interface brings measuring intraocular pressure to a higher level.
The iCare IC100 also features iCare AMS, an automated measuring sequence that takes a series of six measurements with a single touch of a button.
The iCare EasyNav interface and the unit’s large color screen make this device exceptionally easy to use. It requires no calibration and is suitable for use on all patient types in virtually any setting. It also requires no drops, air or specialized skills for use.
A built-in intelligent position assistant, called the Icare EasyPos, makes the Icare ic100 easier to use than ever before. Red and green lights help operators guide the tonometer into the correct position for testing. Professionals simply load, align and measure.
All Icare tonometer models do not connect to electronic health records and is intended to be used as a standalone device.
The IC100 is within ±1.2 mmHg (≤20 mmHg) and ±2.2 mmHg (>20 mmHg) to a Goldmann Applanation Tonometer.
The IC100 does not produce a printout of any kind, and data cannot be sent to an external printer. It is designed to be used as a standalone device.