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Innovative OCT diagnostics in handy pocket-size

ROWIAK presents Pencil OCT® at MEDICA from November 13 - 16, 2017 in Düsseldorf / Hall 3 Booth E93

(PresseBox) (Hannover, ) For ophthalmologists, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is the method of choice for diagnosing numerous retinal diseases. Using laser light, the different layers of the retina can be visualized and therapy can be controlled and monitored. Up to now, bulky table-top devices have been used for this purpose, which scan the eye of the upright sitting patient and should be installed in the treatment room of the clinic or practice.

ROWIAK presents a mobile OCT device in handy pocket-size for the first time at MEDICA from 13 to 16 November 2017 in Düsseldorf. The Pencil OCT® consists of two parts: a docking station that fits on every desk and a handheld device which the doctor uses for the patient's examination. The handheld device is about the size of a digital thermometer and communicates wirelessly with the dock.

For the ophthalmologist, there is another advantage in addition to the simpler, more flexible handling and space saving. The acquisition costs of the device will be significantly lower than those of conventional table-top devices.

The device is currently in the prototype phase and is expected to be launched in 2020. ROWIAK will be exhibiting at the MEDICA at the joint booth Forum Medtech Pharma e. V. Booth E93 in Hall 3 and will present a design sample of the device and its functionality. In addition, ROWIAK offers the opportunity to keep up to date with further developments of the Pencil OCT® with only a short registration.

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ROWIAK is a leading research and development company in the field of laser-based ophthalmology. Since 2003, ROWIAK's employees have been working on their own and commissioned product developments for ophthalmologic applications, especially in the fields of imaging and surgery, under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Holger Lubatschowski, the company's managing director and founder.

Prof. Dr. Holger Lubatschowski is a physicist and was Head of the Biomedical Optics Division at Laser Zentrum Hannover e. V. from 2004 to 2010. He builds on more than 20 years of experience in refractive laser surgery and the development of femtosecond lasers for medical applications. With over 200 scientific publications in leading scientific journals and numerous lectures on his findings and developments, he is one of the most in-demand experts in laser medicine and laser tissue interaction.