How Corneal Topography Works & How We Save You Time & Money
Excedr’s leasing program can source virtually all instrument types and accommodate any brand preferences you might have. Request a corneal topographer lease estimate today and see how leasing can adjust your ophthalmology equipment’s price.
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The Advantages of Excedr’s Corneal Topographer Leasing Program:
- Eliminates the upfront cost of purchasing equipment by spreading its cost over time
- Minimizes equipment downtime with included complete repair coverage and preventive maintenance
- Takes advantage of potentially 100% tax deductible* payments, providing you significant cash-savings
- Expedites the administrative work needed for instrument procurement and logistics
- Conserves working capital, enabling you to reinvest in your core business and operations (staffing, inventory, marketing/sales, etc.)
- Accommodates all manufacturer and model preferences
*Please consult your tax advisor to determine the full tax implications of leasing equipment.
Corneal topography is a specialized and non-invasive imaging technique used in ophthalmology and optometry to analyze the cornea—specifically the anterior curvature.
It is just one of the computer-assisted technologies used in corneal imaging, which eye care professionals rely on to characterize the curvature of the cornea, or the out structure of the eye.
Using corneal topography, ophthalmologists and optometrists can create a detailed three-dimensional map of the anterior and posterior corneal surfaces, which can show irregular conditions of the cornea which would otherwise be invisible with more conventional testing techniques.
The cornea is incredibly important, being responsible for over two-thirds of the eye’s optical power. Its topographic properties are critical in determining cornea health and overall sight. If the corneal shape is too flat, too steep, or has an uneven curvature, the quality of that person’s vision will be affected.
Corneal topography, along side other corneal imaging techniques, such as corneal tomography, can map these abnormalities or conditions and provide eye doctors with very fine details regarding the condition of the corneal surface. These detailed topographic maps are used to diagnose, monitor, and treat various eye conditions, as well screen patients for surgical procedures.
Corneal topography is also referred to as photokeratoscopy or videokeratography, and is performed using a corneal topographer.
Ophthalmologists and contact lens specialists can use the topographer in numerous ways. For example, this diagnostic tool can be used for contact lens fitting by allowing eye professionals to assess the surface of the cornea prior to fitting contact lenses, observe how the lens fits the cornea, evaluate the shape of the cornea after the lens is placed on it, and track the contact lens as it wears in relation to the patient’s vision.
Eye professionals can also use the device to evaluate and plan for refractive surgeries, as well as cataract surgeries. A topographer can determine how much corneal tissue needs to be removed for successful laser vision correction, which may also include photorefractive keratectomy, or PRK, a gentler cousin of Lasik surgery.
Furthermore, the topographer may be used postoperatively to assess how much the surface of the cornea has changed. Post-cataract surgery and post-keratoplasty corneal astigmatism can be managed using a topographer by studying the results of surgery on the cornea. Suture removal and other types of interventions can be planned using the information obtained through corneal topography.
However, one of the corneal topographer’s most useful functions is to evaluate and diagnose corneal diseases or conditions like keratoconus, Fuch’s endothelial dystrophy, bullous keratophy, and dry eye, as well as corneal scars or aberrations.
Topographer Imaging Techniques, Types, & Price
Topographers use different techniques to achieve specific results, depending on the type of map that needs to be generated. Devices will either operate on their own or in combination with one another.
Benefits of Topography
Corneal Imaging System Leases to Fit Every Need
Corneal curvature and power can be measured using corneal topography, and play an important role in our overall vision.
Ophthalmologists not only can properly fit patients with contact lenses, but they can also track disease, inform treatment and monitor efficacy over time, and screen patients for surgical procedures. These numerous capabilities make corneal topographers essential to ophthalmology and optometry.
Although acquiring new ophthalmic equipment is oftentimes difficult due to burdensome upfront costs, there is an alternative. We offer a comprehensive leasing program that spreads payments out over time, helping keep your access to daily financial needs unencumbered.
Keep more cash on hand and save time you’d spend on equipment procurement for helping patients. Contact us today to learn more about leasing a corneal topographer.
This off-balance sheet financing structure provides three options at the end of the term. The lessee has the option to return the equipment to the lessor, renew at a discounted rate, or purchase the instrument for the fair market value. Monthly payments are also 100% tax deductible which yields additional monetary savings.
If you recently bought equipment, Excedr can offer you cash for your device and convert your purchase into a long-term rental. This is called a sale-leaseback. If you’ve paid for equipment within the last ninety days, we can help you recoup your investment and allow you to make low monthly payments. This also frees up money in your budget rather than tying it down to a fixed asset.
Corneal Topographer Manufacturers & Models
Topcon Medical Systems, Inc.:
CA-800 Corneal Analyzer, Aladdin HW 3.0
TMS-4N, RT-7000 Multifunctional Auto Ref/K/Topo
Keratograph 5M, Keratograph 4, Easygraph, Pentacam, Pentacam HR, Pentacam AXL
WaveLight Topolyzer VARIO
ATLAS 9000 Corneal Topography System
OPD-Scan III Wavefront Aberrometer
Cassini Connect, Cassini Ambient