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KOWA FM-600

Compact
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.

Easy Alignment
Quick and precise measurement is capable in small pupil mode and front view and side view alignment modes.

Alignment

Position the alignment dot in the center circle while bringing the dot into focus.

Alignment

Working distance adjustment

Front view alignment

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.

Alignment

Side view alignment

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.

SP mode

  • The alignment position for patients with small pupils
    displays when the SP button is pressed.

SP mode

Measuring window

  • 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.

Measuring window

Measurement results

Measurement results

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.

Printout

Printout

Built-in thermal printer with easy paper change supports quick operations.

Calibration

Calibration

Pre-installed calibrator on the body for easy calibration.

Measurement principle

  • 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.

Measurement principle

Distribution name´╝ÜKOWA FM-600

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