FDA approves Canon’s eye camera


Canon has received FDA clearance for its CR-2 Plus Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal camera for use in eye diagnostic imaging.

Tsuneo Imai, Senior Director and General Manager of the Medical Systems Division at Canon USA, said that the approval “brings Canon one step closer to improving eye exam efficiency and eventually leading to the early prevention and treatment of vision threatening diseases”.

The medical device features EOS camera technology using 18 megapixels with low-flash intensity, minimising pupil constriction while shortening the time required for taking multiple pictures.

The product’s use of Canon’s Retinal Imaging Control Software (RICS) allows images to be captured, processed and sent to be stored or printed.