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Mastering OCT technology

Mastering OCT technology for beginners and users who want to stay ahead of the developments in this area.

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Canon is offering a unique opportunity to OCT beginners and users of OCT who want to stay ahead of the developments in this area.

Download the clinical book ‘Atlas of Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography with OCT-HS100’, by Alexander A. Shpak or order a hard copy.

About the book

This book is an atlas of examinations performed with a high resolution Spectral Domain OCT: the Canon OCT-HS100. The Atlas also contains several cases where the OCT-HS100 was used in combination with a Canon CX-1 fundus camera.

The primary focus of this book is the pathology of the macula area. Also, it describes some cases on changes of the optic nerve head (optic disc) and peripapillary area.

Examinations of the anterior segment of the eye, although they can be performed with the OCT-HS100, have quite a different area of use and therefore are not included in the atlas.

The first version of the book was published in Russian in 2014, but this English edition is more than just a translation, it has been updated with the new nomenclature, a consequence of the new understanding of OCT.

The author hopes that this book will be required reading for many professionals, who are just beginning to master OCT technology or who that are already using it, but wanting to improve their skills.

About the author

The author, Alexander A. Shpak, MD, PhD, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, is head of Clinical and & functional Diagnostic Department of the S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State institution, Moscow.

Get the ATLAS’ abstract

To get the abstract of the ATLAS, there is no need for registration. A new window opens with the PDF version of the abstract. The abstract includes the content index of the book and 5 randomly selected cases.

Get the ATLAS as a digital copy

To download a digital version of the book, registration is required. Registration and single link to download is processed through our partner’s external website.

Get the ATLAS as a hard copy book

Eye Care professionals and Eye Care doctors that register in this section, can receive the ATLAS as a hard copy book, free of charge.

There is only a small quantity available that’s why registration priority will be applied. Registration is processed through our partner’s external website.


OCT Angiography is sophisticated image processing to depict blood vessels from OCT images. Blood vessels can be observed without using any fluorescein dye.

With the optional Angio Expert AX software module, the OCT-HS100 will provide detailed visualization of the retinal blood vessels - due to unsurpassed 3 μm optical resolution.


Extremely short scan times: appr. 3 seconds (with 3 times sampling) ; patient friendly and less chance on motion artefacts. Extensive scan windows: from 3 X 3 to 8 x 8 mm.

The extensive Angio Expert AX software will allow the superficial and deeper blood vessels to be observed in a designated layer - which can be freely selected by indicating 2 boundaries.

The software includes many functionalities such as En Face imaging of the superficial or deeper layers and a 3D Angiography View.

Current OCT-HS100 users can also benefit from OCT- Angiography, by just upgrading the software with the new -Angio Expert AX module!

To the product page: www.canon-europe.com/medical/eye_care/oct-hs100/

Please contact our local representative for further details. http://www.canon-europe.com/medical/contact_us/


Largely suppresses the effects of cataracts and other ocular opacities

When ocular opacities are present, with standard retinal imaging it is not possible to obtain an acceptable image

With Canon’s unique and sophisticated opacity suppression tool the  blood vessels will appear much clearer; the original brightness of the retina will be restored and any change in retinal color will be compensated .  With COS original image always remains, an additional enhanced image be created ! Canon unique feature
-Patent Pending

Previously unsuitable images could now provide you with essential clinical information!Without COS,  pathology could potentially go unnoticed. During screening a much higher percentage of referral decisions can be made without using other clinical tools.

Without COS,  pathology could potentially go unnoticed

During screening a much higher percentage of referral decisions can be made without using other clinical tools

Canon Ophthalmic Software Platform RX

The new software platform for Canon retinal cameras and OCT

Intuitive interface Smart and attractive design

4 different modules

Capture and viewing for OCT-HS100

Capture and viewing for Retinal Cameras

Viewing studies over the network

Server when multiple systems or viewers are used



Capturing viewing and archiving- all in one system. RX viewers can be connected over the network, 2 viewers can access the database at the same time.

Network configuration

Multiple systems can be connected to the RX Server with an indefinite number of RX Viewers. Maximum 10 viewers can have access to the RX Server at the same time.

Shared database

A Canon retinal camera and  OCT-HS100 can be run from from one PC,  only one software is required. Both devices can share the same database.

Seamless integration with patient management systems

Command line interface in order for our application to work seamlessly with Electronic Medical Record Systems

Extensive Output possibilities

PDF reports
Extensive possibilities to create desired layout and contents

Easy format to exchange images or give to patient

Printed reports
Extensive possibilities with different layouts and contents

The universal image format as used in the medical world

Upgrade path

Canon retina  cameras that are currently installed a working with the old software : Canon RICS can also be upgraded to the new Canon retinal Expert software.  Existing databases can be imported! Please check with

FAF detects the lipofuscin in the human eye

FAF takes advantage of the fluorescent properties of lipofuscin, a normal by-product of photoreceptor metabolism. With age, lipofuscin accumulates in many types of cells throughout the body. In the eye, the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is particularly susceptible. Excessive build-up of lipofuscin in the RPE interferes with normal cell function, leading to photoreceptor degeneration and even cell death.

Watch the video series with Canon’s FAF innovations

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Watch the videos for interesting videos introducing Canon’s features and FAF technology examples, contributing to a more informed diagnosis.

Learn more about FAF

Watch here the presentation Importance of FAF presentation in your own language

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Swedish institute values auto fluorescence


With the extra feature of fundus autofluorescence photography we have discovered retinal changes we have not seen before and which makes us learn more about retinal changes and diseases every day we use the Canon CR-2 Plus retinal camera.

Rune Brautaset BSc (Hon), MPhil, PhD, Associated professor, and Head of Unit/Director of Studies, Unit of Optometry/Optometry Education, Karolinska Institutet, St Erik's Eye Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

See more with fundus autofluorescence

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The FAF photography mode provides information on changes of the retina that are not visible with standard colour photography.

The value of fundus autofluorescence

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The aim of this report is to describe the principles of the fundus autofluorescence (FAF) technique, and to illustrate common findings in normal and abnormal ocular conditions by presenting both colour and FAF images captured with the Canon CR-2PLUS(TM). The colour and FAF images are discussed in relation to scientifically published reports on FAF findings in similar ocular conditions and with other FAF cameras.

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Fundus imaging with autofluorescence (FAF)

Fundus autofluorescence (FAF) imaging is an in vivo imaging method for metabolic mapping of naturally or pathologically occurring fluorophores of the ocular fundus. FAF provides information about the wellbeing of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE).

Although the retina has many fluorophores, the fluorescence mainly derives from lipofuscin which is an ocular pigment and by-product of intracellular metabolism in the photoreceptors and RPE. Excessive lipofuscin gives excessive autofluorescence and vice versa.

Fundus autofluorescence sample images

Age-related macular degeneration

63 year old male with an end-stage CNV scar tissue in the macula, visual acuity is 10/200. The scar tissue is well demarcated on the color fundus image, however, the FAF image shows the real extent of the pathology reaching out almost until the vascular arcades. The patchy hyperfluorescence around the scar indicates some remaining functional RPE.

Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy (AMPPE)

A 39 year old female with mild visual symptoms in her left eye and a visual acuity of 20/20. Note the white spots around the macula which are showing hypofluorescence on FAF with minimal surrounding hyperfluorescent areas in some of the lesions. There are much more lesions visible on FAF compared to the color image. There was no activity seen neither on FLA nor with OCT.

Advanced cone-rod dystrophy

35 year-old female with advanced Stargardt’s disease, visual acuity is 1mcf. The FAF image shows the excessive loss of RPE cells in the macula, which is correlated with the color fundus image. The surrounding patchy hypofluorescence is indicative of rod photoreceptor loss which is not evident on the color fundus image.