Ophthalmology Equipment

                                          Vision Equipment

AdaptDX Adaptometer (measure dark adaptation in participants at risk of developing age-related macular degeneration):

 ‌ Quickly and easily measures dark adaptation, which is dramatically impaired at the earliest stages of macular degeneration.

Canon CF-1 Colour Fundus Camera (limited availability)


Versatile 50° retinal camera with 4 photography modes; Color. FAG, RedFree and Cobalt. Required pupil diameter as small as Ø 5.2 mm , even Ø 4.3 mm in SP Mode!

Goldman Tonometer:

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Device fixed to a slit-lamp microscope that is used to measure intraocular pressure.

Heidelberg Spectralis HRA and OCT (limited availability):

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Multi-modality imaging with SPECTRALIS® is helping drive the development of novel therapeutics and changing the course of patient management in eye care. Using an upgradeable platform approach, SPECTRALIS has enhanced the role of spectral domain OCT by integrating it with confocal scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (cSLO). The combination of these two technologies has enabled new imaging capabilities, such as TruTrack™ Active Eye Tracking, and BluePeak™ blue laser autofluorescence, providing clinicians with unique views of the structure and function of the eye.

Heidelberg Spectralis HRA and OCT 2:

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As above with OCT-angiography and wide-field lens.

Humphrey Field Analyser:

Humphrey automated visual field analysers are the gold standard in perimetric testing. They have a 25 year proven track record in visual field development and research.

Humphrey Matrix 800:


Humphrey Matrix® 800 for early visual field loss detection proven to find early visual field loss quickly and easily.

Indirect Ophthalmoscope + retinoscope (Keeler):

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Constitutes a light attached to a headband, in addition to a small handheld lens. It provides a wider view of the inside of the eye. Furthermore, it allows a better view of the fundus of the eye, even if the lens is clouded by cataracts.

Lensmeter / Focimeter GJD

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Ophthalmic instrument used by optometrists and opticians to verify the correct prescription in a pair of eyeglasses, to properly orient and mark uncut lenses, and to confirm the correct mounting of lenses in spectacle frames. Lensmeters can also verify the power of contact lenses, if a special lens support is used.

Lenstar Optical Biometer:

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Lenstar provides highly accurate laser optic measurements for every section of the eye −from the cornea to the retina.

MAIA Microperimeter (x2):


MAIA provides concurrent analysis of structural and functional aspects of the retina. Combining Scanning Laser Ophthalmology (SLO) fundus imaging, retinal sensitivity mapping and fixation analysis in one exam, MAIA microperimetry is a powerful tool to detect, describe and follow up pathologies affecting the macula, where visual acuity and conventional visual fields are inadequate.

Nidek Autorefractor (limited availability):


The newly designed optical unit allows measurement of the minimum pupil diameter up to 2.0 mm and high-accuracy measurement.

Ocular Response Analyser (limited availability):


Ocular Response Analyzer® (ORA) is the only tonometer that measures Corneal Hysteresis (CH), a superior predictor of glaucoma progression. Corneal Hysteresis is an indication of the biomechanical properties of the cornea differing from thickness or topography, which are geometrical attributes.

Oculus C-Quant:

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The C-Quant makes it possible to measure the amount of stray light in a human eye individually and reliably. The effect of increased stray light in the human eye can be compared to looking through a dirty windshield.

Oculus Pentacam HR:

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The Pentacam is a combined device consisting of a slit illumination system and a Scheimpflug camera which rotates around the eye.

Optos Tx200 Wide-Field Retinal Imaging and Angiography (limited availability):


Multiple wavelength imaging, including options for color, red-free, fluorescein angiography and autofluorescence. With simultaneous non-contact pole-to-periphery views of more than 80% or 200 degrees of the retina in a single capture.

Optos P200DTX


The compact desktop device offers greater imaging functionality and has introduced a new imaging modality, indocyanine green angiography, used for imaging the choroidal vasculature.

Topcon TRC 50DX: Mydriatic Retinal Camera


The TRC-50DX series of mydriatic retinal cameras incorporate the latest digital-ready features to provide the most complete retinal image capture device today, including colour, red free, fluorescein angiography, fundus auto fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography.

Oculus Oxymap:


The Oxymap T1 was developed to fit the Topcon TRC-50D fundus cameras (above). It is composed of a custom-made optical adapter and two high resolution digital cameras (1600 x 1200 square pixels) which produce quality images in a 50° field of view without sacrificing pixel resolution across the vessels.

Power Refractor 3:


PowerRef 3 provides dynamic measurements of accommodation in sphere, convergence and pupil size changes in scotopic, mesopic and photopic conditions.

Slit Lamp (CS 990):

‌ ‌ The SL 990 series is characterized by a modern optic project and uses a multi_layered anti reflection treatment that ensures a more effective transmission of light, thus improving the optic resolution and contrast by 20%.

Trial Lens Set and Trial Frame:


A series of cylindrical and spherical lenses used in testing vision.


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NI Clinical Research Facility,

U Floor, Belfast City Hospital,

Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AB


Tel:+44 (0)28 9504 0342


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