The combination of an OCT and a Fundus Camera is an attractive pursuit for manufacturers through revenue generating opportunities for clinics. Combining two instruments with such high reimbursement rates into one futuristic looking space-saving tower of technology makes sense. Data produced through a combination of fundus imaging and tomography present significant diagnostic information and produce significant reimbursement without having to perform multiple tests on multiple instruments; did we mention it also saves space? Zeiss has structured this device on the same platform it built its Visucam, which if you’ve read our review there you’ll know its not our favorite system. The Visucam is heavy to adjust- bulky, and massive for not having any such display or viewfinder. The Cirrus Photo is basically the same way- with minor adjustments being made to ease patient alignment. The data from the Cirrus Photo may be impressive to show your patient’s, but only if you slide your chair aside in order to see past the 72lb patient module. The included monitor is also awkwardly small sitting next to the mountain that is the Cirrus Photo. But it should be known that the size of the Cirrus Photo is drastically smaller than both a fundus camera and an OCT sitting on a pretest table– and Zeiss knows this. The size of this instrument quickly doesn’t matter when you realize all the space you’re saving by having the two stacked on top of each other. The best part of the Cirrus Photo is knowing your retina review diagnostics are basically all built into the same instrument. The Photo 600’s software acquires both fundus photography and tomography in the same ‘click’– you can also separate the two if you wanna be that way. So it’s compact (kinda, in a way) and it’s efficient but is it any good when it comes to presenting and processing data? Yes- for the most part. Since the Cirrus Photo shares space with tomography hardware, it only has 5mpx CCD; Zeiss doesn’t share how large the image sensor is which is what really matter on a built-in CCD.
OUR TAKE: Two-in-one saves significant space, and boosts the bottom line; significantly to both of those points.
Broader clinical insights, greater diagnostic certainty and added practice value – the new CIRRUS™ photo from ZeISS delivers all that in a single, integrated system for both fundus imaging and OCT.
CIRRUS photo combines a full mydriatic/non-mydriatic fundus camera with proven CIRRUS HD-OCT technology in one compact and highly versatile system. Available in two models, CIRRUS photo 600 and CIRRUS photo 800, it provides multiple insights for comprehensive retina and posterior segment care.
Visualize findings from various modalities. Correlate data from high-density OCT cubes, thickness and layer maps with results from superb color fundus images as well as fundus autofluorescence and fluorescein angiography* images. All in one convenient sitting.
Achieve a more comprehensive clinical evaluation. Save time and space. enhance the examination experience for your patients and staff.
By simultaneously providing high-quality fundus images and OCT scans, CIRRUS photo facilitates broader, more comprehensive diagnostic insights. Each modality by itself is a premier quality diagnostic instrument. Together, they enable you to characterize and examine the patient’s condition more completely and easily.
- Interactive Review – The system’s one-of-a-kind MultiMode Navigator enables interactive analysis of registered fundus images and OCT cube scans – horizontal and vertical direction.
- Precise Registration – OCT scans are automatically registered with different types of fundus images including color fundus, and fundus autofluorescence
images, bringing depth to your analysis.
- Multimodal Assessments – CIRRUS photo allows you to conduct examinations with various modalities and to correlate the findings at one single workstation. every fundus image can also be registered independently of the acquisition sequence, along with other flexible combinations.
- Orientation At A Glance – Whether for a quick overview or point-by-point comparisons, thumbnails provide at-a-glance insights.
Comprehensive, high-quality diagnostics form the basis for informed decisions. With its superb multimodality visualizations, CIRRUS photo delivers exceptional insights, supporting greater diagnostic accuracy and certainty.
Extraordinary Image Quality – CIRRUS photo features standard-setting CIRRUS HD-OCT technology and a full-featured mydriatic/non-mydriatic fundus camera. The result – visualizations of a quality that is truly extraordinary.
- Algorithm Excellence – ZEISS and its research collaborators have developed advanced algorithms to measure and display layers.
- Accurate Centering – FoveaFinder™ and Auto Center™ automatically ensure that measurements are made in the correct locations, taking the pressure off the operator to perfectly center the scans.
- Comparison Capabilities – CIRRUS data cubes are automatically registered with data from prior visits, allowing for more detailed comparisons.
- Normative Databases – Diversified normative databases for ONH, RNFL and macular thickness facilitate even more at-a-glance assessments.
- Specific Fundus Details – enabling efficient cross-modality analysis, CIRRUS photo allows easy switching between fundus images registered with OCT scans and maps.
As a highly efficient and versatile instrument, CIRRUS photo offers substantial value. In addition to streamlining your workflow and supporting more comprehensive assessments, it saves time and space. By eliminating the need to move patients to another instrument, it also enhances the examination experience – for patients and practice staff alike.
- More Clinical Efficiency – With CIRRUS photo, you can add a color fundus image to an OCT examination for additional assessment – in seconds and without additional dilation.
- More Practice Efficiency – The ability to capture all necessary fundus images and HD-OCT scans in a single patient setup saves you time and space. As such, CIRRUS photo is ideally suited for comprehensive practices working with or without angiography.
- More Time For Patients – Easy, convenient and operator-independent storage of CIRRUS photo data is provided by FORUM®. Via the FORUM Archive & Viewer, you can effortlessly exchange examination results with eMR systems and other diagnostic instruments – even with other practice sites.
- More Flexibility – Featuring a modular design, CIRRUS photo lets you individually choose the diagnostic modalities and clinical insights best suited for your practice needs – whether OCT, color and red-free fundus imaging, fundus autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography, ICG angiography, and anterior segment.
The Photo 600 requires an external monitor (included) for operation.
The Photo 600 will integrate with any EHR/EMR platform given the proper gateway. Contact your provider to ensure the proper gateway has been written.