FREMONT, CA – JUNE 30, 2015 – Optovue, a pioneer in optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and leader in commercialization of the technology, announces that it has installed its 300th AngioVue system outside of the United States. After a successful introduction of the revolutionary AngioVue Imaging System at the ESCRS meeting in September 2014, universities, hospitals and private clinics are eagerly adopting the technology.
The AngioVue Imaging System is a non-invasive, dyeless technique for visualizing the presence of flow in the ocular vessels. AngioVue allows clinicians to assess microvasculature and perfusion in ocular diseases with unprecedented detail. Unlike other imaging methods which utilize contrast agents, AngioVue allows visualization of microvasculature within specific layers of the retina, without the blurring or obscuring effects of staining or pooling.
"This groundbreaking technology provides clinicians with new information that complements fluorescein angiography (FA) and brings new elements to FA. In some cases AngioVue can replace FA," said Professor Bruno Lumbroso, MD, Director, Centro Italiano Macula, Rome, Italy. "OCT Angiography with the AngioVue system is also less costly to administer than FA and has fewer side effects. In short, AngioVue may be the future of retinal imaging."
The unique combination of two proprietary technologies has enabled Optovue to take AngioVue and OCT Angiography from clinical research into daily clinical practice. Patent pending Split Spectrum Amplitude Decorrelation Angiography (SSADA) enables both high quality vascular imaging with a higher signal to noise ratio, and a reduced scan time of less than six seconds. Patent pending Motion Correction Technology (MCT™) minimizes motion artifacts to further improve image quality.
Optovue, Inc. is a privately-held ophthalmic device company dedicated to working with eye care professionals and clinical researchers to lead the commercialization of new imaging modalities. Incorporated in December2003, Optovue was founded to develop the next generation ophthalmic diagnostic instrument based on ultra-high speed optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology. Optovue has since achieved widespread market success through a combination of unique product design, rapid innovation of its technology and a commitment to customer satisfaction. For more information, please visit www.optovue.com
*The AngioVueTM OCTA Imaging System is not currently available for sale in the US
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