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Topcon at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress

The 21st – 24th May saw the UK’s most elite ophthalmic professionals gathering in Liverpool for The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress. As one of the loyal supporters of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Topcon were prominently part of the annual congress once again. With patron Prince Andrew in attendance, the congress offered a varied and stimulating programme of lectures.

With the future of OCT high on the agenda, Topcon showcased their Swept Source OCT with high definition OCTA, glaucoma reporting and anterior chamber OCT. Swept Source DRI OCT Triton penetrates through opacities such as lenticular, vitreous and haemorrhage. The superior algorithm for OCT Angiography - OCTARA™, allows the deeper structures to be scanned without axial resolution loss, and detect even low microvascular flow with high intensity. Wide-field Anterior OCT, white to white angle capture and 1050nm wavelength allows scleral penetration to image peripheral tears.
Topcon’s well-known data and image management software, IMAGEnet6 unveiled a brand new “Trend” feature, which lets you view the Disc, Macula and Ganglion Cell Layer Scans and allows for efficient monitoring over time. This is ideal for comparison of all scans to help monitor AMD or Glaucoma patients. 

Topcon also launched the KR-800PA, the combined Autorefractor/ Keratometer/Topographer, which is ideally suited to pre and post-surgical patient assessment.  The KR-800PA uses a placido ring and a sophisticated measurement principle to provide exceptionally reliable and accurate corneal analysis. The Corneal Mapping system supports contact lens fitting and diagnosis of corneal irregular astigmatism. The three-dimensional map is also a valuable aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions; in planning refractive surgery such as LASIK and evaluation of its results.

Topcon’s dry eye treatment received high interest from the congress delegates. Eye-Light® uses Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), whilst combining light modulation with OPE. The OPE/IPL applied on the periorbital and cheekbone areas, triggers the stimulation of neurotransmitters, these solicit the Meibomian glands to produce, contracting a higher secretion; therefore, the natural lipid flow increases reducing the evaporation of tears. The LLLT is patented photobiomodulation technology which has a strong metabolic enhancer that increases cellular action which emphasizes cell activity. What’s more Eye-Light® simultaneously treats the lower and upper eye lids with direct and indirect applications without needing to apply any gel during the treatment process.

For the intraocular surgeons, Topcon showcased the newly developed rhexisfixated FEMTIS® IOL with four additional haptic flaps to give perfect centration, excellent stability and best possible optical quality.

Key features at a glance 


  • Very high rotational stability due to its haptic design
  • Perfect centration due to its fixed positioning in the capsulorhexis
  • Natural contrast and colour perception
  • True 360° sharp optic edge
  • Available in 15 to 30D in 0.5D steps.

FEMTIS® Comfort

  • Uses the optimised extended depth of focus from the LENTIS® Comfort range with its 1.5D sectorshaped nearvision segment covering patient’s requirements for most daily routines
  • Improved contrast and depth of focus for optimal vision in low light
    • Excellent visual acuity results for the intermediate and distance ranges
    • Natural image and colour perception
    • Available in 15D to 30D in 0.5 steps.

On Wednesday 23rd May Topcon hosted a prestigious invitation-only Swept Source OCT Symposium, which was chaired by Mr Pearse Keane, NIHR Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. The Symposium covered topics ‘Swept Source OCTA in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy - A New Paradigm’; ‘Reverse Flow OCTA Imaging using Topcon Triton in Neovascular Retinal Diseases’ and ‘Swept Source OCT and OCTA as Part of the Assessment and Management of Choroidal Lesions’. Other speakers were Mr Nishal Patel, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Medical Retina Specialist at East Kent Hospital University Foundation NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Kings College London School of Medicine and Mr Vasilios P. Papastefanou, Consultant Ophthalmologist for Medical Retina Service, Royal London Hospital and Barts Health NHS Trust.