Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging technologies, today announced the first domestic installation of its new Canon CR-1 Non-Mydriatic Digital Retinal Camera at Rochester Family Eye Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The CR-1 Non-Mydriatic Digital Retinal Camera, with Canon Eye Q Superlite software, was purchased from Johnson Ophthalmic Equipment, an authorized Canon dealer in Hugo, Minnesota.

Introduced in April, the CR-1 Non-Mydriatic Digital Retinal Camera features a redesigned optical system that achieves extremely detailed, high-resolution diagnostic images of the retina, enabling a full 45-degree view angle to help the eyecare professional detect and monitor ocular conditions. When attached to a Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR Camera (sold separately), which provides up to 10.1 million pixels resolution, the CR-1 Non-Mydriatic Digital Retinal Camera is capable of delivering clear and detailed diagnostic images for virtually immediate review.

“Canon has remained a leading provider of total digital imaging and workflow management solutions for eyecare professionals since developing the world™s first non-mydriatic retinal camera in 1976,” said Tsuneo Imai, senior director and general manager, Canon Medical Systems Division, Canon U.S.A. “Canon™s latest advancement, the CR-1 Non-Mydriatic Digital Retinal Camera, will help enhance eye exam efficiency by providing outstanding digital imaging technology to Rochester Family Eye Clinic.

The CR-1 integrates advanced specifications into an ergonomic unit, all of which have been designed for improved ease of use and comfort in a streamlined form. One-hand joystick operation and an illuminated operation panel enable easy one-handed operation in darkened rooms, while a shorter working distance allows closer interaction with the patient and easy access to the patient™s eyes.

The Canon CR-1 Digital Retinal Camera is available through authorized Canon dealers.

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