US FDA Clears Optovue Software for Corneal Epithelial Thickness Mapping

August 11, 2017: By Jon Swedien

OptovueThe US FDA has cleared Optovue’s epithelial thickness mapping software (epi-mapping) for quantitative measurements of the epithelial and stromal layers of the cornea, Optovue announced Aug. 8.

Epi-mapping is the first non-contact, quantitative method for corneal epithelia and stromal measurements to receive FDA clearance for aid in the diagnosis, documentation, and management of ocular health and diseases in the adult population, the Fremont, California, company said.

Optovue’s new mapping software provides epithelial thickness information in a fast, non-contact, and easy exam, the company said. Traditional epithelial measurements require high-frequency digital ultrasound and saline.

Epi-mapping is commercially available on the iVue and iFusion OCT systems, the company said.

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