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The ARGOS® Biometer with Image Guidance by Alcon®

 

FASTER.1-5* EASIER.5,6† BETTER.1,2,7,8‡

 

The ARGOS® Biometer with Image Guidance by Alcon®

FASTER.1-5* EASIER.5,6† BETTER.1,2,7,8‡

 

* Compared to IOLMaster§ 700 (1,4), IOLMaster§ 500 (2,3), LENSTAR§ LS900 (2). † Compared to VERION™ Reference Unit.
‡ ARGOS® Biometer has shown better acquisition rates in dense cataract compared to IOLMaster§ 700 (1), IOLMaster§ 500 and LENSTAR§ LS900 (2). ARGOS® Biometer has shown better predictive accuracy in medium-long eyes than IOLMaster§ 500 (7,8). § Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Your Surgery Journey Begins at the Clinic

 

Get ready to discover the ARGOS® Biometer –
the smart planning solution.

 

 

 

 

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A blue icon of an eye inside a blue box.

Advanced Biometry1,2,7,8

 

The swept-source OCT ARGOS® Biometer with Image Guidance by Alcon® is an innovative solution, designed to enhance your surgical experience and help to achieve better patient outcomes.1,2,7,8

The ARGOS® Biometer is faster than other market-leading biometers.1-5† With a biometric data capture time of less than 1 second and a higher scanning speed, 50% faster than IOLMaster* 700, the ARGOS® Biometer allows for enhanced efficiency and accuracy of eye measurements.1,9

Auto-capture mode automatically records measurements when the patient is optimally aligned, without requiring any extra steps.

 

The ARGOS® Biometer captures biometric data of5,10:

  • Anterior Chamber Depth (ACD)
  • Keratometry (K)
  • Corneal Diameter / WTW
  • Central Corneal Thickness (CCT)
  • Axial Length (AL)
  • Aqueous Depth (AD)
  • Pupil Size (PD)
  • Lens Thickness (LT)
  • Angle Kappa Coordinates (Px and Py)

 

* Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. † Compared to IOLMaster* 700 (1,4), IOLMaster* 500 (2,3), LENSTAR* LS900 (2).

The ARGOS® Biometer Provides Higher Acquisition Rates Than Other Market-Leading Biometers1,2,7,8

With SS-OCT Technology and proprietary Enhanced Retina Visualisation mode, the ARGOS® Biometer provides unsurpassed dense cataract penetration and accuracy of axial length acquisition.1,2,7,8

It allows for confidence in refractive outcomes even in the case of grade 4+ cataract patients.12

 


Enhanced Retina Visualisation mode illustration

A comparison of biometry images captured by the ARGOS Biometer in normal mode and in enhanced retina visualization (ERV) mode. ERV mode reconfigures the internal optics to enhance the signal at the retina by 10 times compared to normal mode.

The ARGOS® Biometer shows significantly higher acquisition rates in grade 4+ cataracts compared to the IOLMaster* 700 and other market-leading biometers, while significantly reducing the need for time-consuming ultrasound biometry.1,2

A bar graph comparing the axial length acquisition rate of 3 SS-OCT biometers in patients with dense cataracts and a bar graph comparing axial length acquisition rate of three biometers in random cataract patients.

* Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

In medium and high density eyes (Groups B and C), mean absolute error (MAE) was significantly lower with the ARGOS® Biometer12

Comparison of the refractive outcomes in patients with dense nuclear cataract between the ARGOS® Biometer and IOLMaster* 70012

A table comparing the refractive outcomes in patients with nuclear cataracts between the ARGOS Biometer and IOLMaster 700. In low density eyes, the mean absolute error was not statistically different between the ARGOS Biometer and IOLMaster 700. In medium and high density eyes, mean absolute error was significantly lower with the ARGOS Biometer compared to IOLMaster 700.

* Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
† Wilcoxon signed rank test.


    The ARGOS® Biometer’s SS-OCT-enhanced keratometry helps with the acquisition of accurate measurements


    The ARGOS® Biometer utilises SS-OCT-enhanced keratometry with angle-to-angle, cornea-to-retina, real-time OCT guidance, allowing the user to monitor patient alignment and fixation and helping acquisition of accurate measurements every time.2,13

     

    Correlation of keratometry measurements between ARGOS® Biometer and competitor biometers2,13

    A bar graph comparing the correlation of keratometry measurements across three different biometers. The ARGOS Biometer’s keratometry measurements showed high correlation with IOLMaster 700, IOLMaster 500, and Lenstar biometers.

    The ARGOS® Biometer keratometry measurements show high correlation with IOLMaster* 500, IOLMaster* 700 and LENSTAR*.2,13.

     


    “The ARGOS® [Biometer] uses segmented method to measure the eye - it measures each segment of the eye in its precise velocity. That makes a difference especially in very long and very short eyes.”
    - H. John Shammas, MD, Medical Director, Shammas Eye Medical Centre
     

    An illustration of an eye showing how the ARGOS Biometer uses the swept-source laser to detect reflections ofeach interface of the eye to calculate the total axial length. A table comparing the refractive error in eyes measured with the ARGOS Biometer compared to eyes whose axial length was calculated using the simulated CRI method. A higher percentage of eyes measured with the ARGOS Biometer were within 0.50D of target refraction.

    * Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

     
     
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    A blue icon of a finger touching a button.

    One-Touch Planning with Alcon Vision Planner

     

     


    Easy One-Touch Planning and IOL Power Calculations with Alcon Vision Planner5,6

    The ARGOS® Biometer and integrated Alcon Vision Planner makes the process of surgery planning and IOL power calculation easier.* This comprehensive tool eliminates the need for complicated online and manual calculations while continuing to optimise patient outcomes with Image Guidance by Alcon®.5

     

    * Compared to VERION™ Reference Unit.


    Alcon Vision Planner:

     

    • Utilises Image Guidance by Alcon® for astigmatism management and surgery planning5
    • Offers advanced IOL power calculation with the ability to easily compare formulas and IOLs on the same page
    • Provides built-in optimisation algorithms to support ongoing personalisation of your SIA and A-constants5

    The Alcon Vision Planner uses the following formulas5:

    •  Barrett Toric Calculator
    •  Barrett Universal II
    •  Barrett True K
    •  Barrett True K Toric
    •  Barrett Total K*
    •  SRK-T
    •  Holladay I/II
    •  Holladay R
    •  Haigis
    •  Hoffer-Q

     

    * Barrett Total K formula can be used if posterior keratometry is manually entered into 
the planning software

    An image of a computer screen showing the user interface of the Alcon Vision Planner with measurement data on the left and an image of the patient eye on the right.
     

     

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    A blue icon of an arrow pointing at a gear

    Image-Guided Integration

    An image showing different surgical devices made by Alcon. The ARGOS Biometer, LenSx Laser System, LuxOR Revalia Ophthalmic Microscope, Verion Digital Marker, Centurion Vision System, ORA SYSTEM Intraoperative Abberometer.

    Discover the image-guided precision of astigmatism correction with the ARGOS® Biometer, integrated with the Alcon Cataract Refractive Suite

    The ARGOS® Biometer captures a reference image of each patient’s unique eye during measurement. With seamless end-to-end integration between the clinic and the Theatre, it transfers the reference image to the Digital Markers together with the surgical plan, enabling real-time navigation using the patient's unique iris and limbal landmarks as a guide for precise execution of your surgical plan.5

     

    Image Guidance by Alcon®1-8*:

    • Reduces risk of transcription errors
    • Accurately accounts for cyclotorsion
    • Reduces variability from manual marking
    • Enhances surgical precision

     

    *Compared to manual marking

    An image of an eye close up with a digital overlay showing angles and incision locations.

    Integration with the Digital Marker Microscope helps you execute your patient’s surgical plan with digital accuracy15:

    • Navigate and track every step of your surgery in real time using your patient’s unique eye landmarks
    • Cyclotorsion control
    • Step-by-step procedural navigation using CENTURION® foot-pedal control
    An image of two layers showing the eye and the user interface of how the eye is measured using the ARGOS Biometer
    Enhance your LenSx® Laser experience with seamless image-guided incision planning, execution and capsulorhexis positioning.16*

     

     

    * Requires VERION™ Digital Marker L (with LenSx®).

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    Alcon Cataract Refractive Suite

     

    The Alcon Cataract Refractive Suite allows you to experience complete
    integration for intelligent planning and empowered execution with excellent
    precision at every step.

    Discover Alcon Services

     

    Supported by World-Class Service Centered on You

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    An image of man and woman wearing lab coats. The man is showing the woman something on a tablet.

    Reach

    All CAS are classified by their surgical skillset and most are cross-trained in multiple specialties

    CAS offer assistance with patient application for Alcon equipment

    Made up of tenured ophthalmic technicians and nurses

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    Expertise

    15+ years of clinical/surgical experience

    All CAS undergo rigorous training each year to stay up-to-date with equipment certification at Alcon’s state-of-the-art training facilities

    Hands-on training with Alcon advanced technology, individualised for your clinic’s needs

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    Partnership

    Installation
    Training
    Ongoing Support

    Technical Specifications5

    Technical Specifications table

                                              Download full PDF

    Alcon Experience Academy

     

    For relevant training content from industry thought leaders

      1. Tamaoki A, Kojima T, Hasegawa A, et al. Clinical evaluation of a new swept-source optical coherence biometer that uses individual refractive indices to measure axial length in cataract patients. Ophthalmic Res. 2019;19:1-13.
      2. Shammas HJ, Ortiz S, Shammas MC, et al. Biometry measurements using a new large-coherence-length swept-source optical coherence tomographer. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016;42:50-61.
      3. Hussaindeen JR, Mariam EG, Arunachalam S, et al. Comparison of axial length using a new swept-source optical coherence tomography-based biometer. PLoS ONE. 2018;13(12):e0209356.
      4. ZEISS IOLMaster 700 510k Submission 2015.
      5. ARGOS® Biometer User Manual. 2019.
      6. VERION™ Reference Unit User Manual Part I. 2019.
      7. Whang W, Yoo Y, Kang M, et al. Predictive accuracy of partial coherence interferometry and swept-source optical coherence tomography for intraocular lens power calculation. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):13732.
      8. Shammas HJ, Shammas MC, Jivrajka RV, Cooke DL, Potvin R. Effects on IOL power calculation and expected clinical outcomes of axial length measurements based on multiple vs single refractive indices. Clin Ophthalmol. 2020;14:1511-1519.
      9. Alcon Data on File 2019, report # SD-18-0001-670-01.
      10. MOVU ARGOS® 510(k) Summary 2019.
      11. Santec Letter of Declaration. Jan 15, 2021.
      12. An Y, Kim H, Joo C-K. Accuracy of predicting refractive outcomes using swept-source optical coherence tomography in nuclear cataracts. J Korean Ophthalmol Soc. 2019;60(11):1043-1049.
      13. Omoto MK, Torii H, Masui S, Ayaki M, Tsubota K, Negishi K. Ocular biometry and refractive outcomes using two swept-source optical coherence tomography-based biometers with segmental or equivalent refractive indices. Sci Rep. 2019;9:6557.
      14. Akman A, Asena L, Güngör SG. Evaluation and comparison of the new swept source OCT-based IOLMaster 700 with the IOLMaster 500. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016;100:1201-1205.
      15. VERION™ Digital Marker M User Manual. 2018.
      16. VERION™ Digital Marker L User Manual. 2017.


      Please refer to relevant product operator’s manual for complete list of indications, contraindications and warnings

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