All of Kowa's manufucturing expertise were put together to design a flare meter with all necessary functions, in a compact body.
Simple & Quick
With operations made while facing the patient and all buttons located within hands reach, the flare meter is easier to use than ever.
Quick and precise measurement is capable in small pupil mode and front view and side view alignment modes.
Position the alignment dot in the center circle while bringing the dot into focus.
Working distance adjustment
Front view alignment
Position the alignment dot in the center circle while bringing the dot into focus. Then, press the measurement button and scan laser. Measurement is possible when the center circle for alignment is green.
Side view alignment
Position the alignment dot in the center circle while bringing the dot into focus, then shift to the side view alignment mode by pressing the measurement button on the panel. Measurement is possible when the measuring window at the center is green.
The alignment position for patients with small pupils
displays when the SP button is pressed.
The color and view of the measuring window depends
on the alignment. Measurement cannot be made when
the central square is white; measurement is possible
when the same square is green.
The scattered light is converted into an electrical signal and its intensity is displayed as flare value on the LCD monitor. All flare and dispersion data is analyzed, providing reliable and accurate measurements.
Built-in thermal printer with easy paper change supports quick operations.
Pre-installed calibrator on the body for easy calibration.
The FM-600 is based on the measurement principle of
laser light scattering detection. The instrument uses a
diode laser beam to scan a measuring window that is
projected inside the anterior chamber of the eye. As an
aqueous protein (component of inflammation) passes
through the focal point of the laser,light scattering
occurs. The intensity of the scattered light (directly
proportional to the amount of protein particles-flare) is
detected by a photo-multiplier tube (PMT), which
generates an electrical signal. This signal is
immediately digitized to eliminate outside noise
interference and are processed by a computer which
displays the results for user analysis. The unit of
measurement employed by the FM-600 is "Photon
Count" per millisecond.
Distribution name：KOWA FM-600