MacuLogix Intros Next Gen Dark Adaptation Function Testing


Product: AdaptDx Pro Guided by Theia
Top Line: MacuLogix announces the next generation of dark adaptation functional testing with the introduction of the AdaptDx Pro guided by Theia.
Close Up: The company’s original AdaptDx automated dark adaptometer was introduced in 2014 and has since been used by more than 1,000 eyecare professionals to identify and monitor AMD. The new AdaptDx Pro headset was custom-designed and tested for patient comfort and includes all the functionality and accuracy of the company’s table-top dark adaptometer. As a self-contained wearable headset, the AdaptDx Pro requires no dark room or external computer and features an artificial intelligence-driven onboard technician named Theia. After the in-office technician selects the testing protocol and places the device on the patient’s head, Theia takes over to facilitate a reliable, consistent testing experience by using automated instructions and adaptive feedback spoken directly to the patient.
“What makes the AdaptDx Pro so special is that it combines high-tech innovation and hightouch patient care without sacrificing functionality or results,” said William McPhee, president and CEO at MacuLogix. “AdaptDx Pro makes it simple to fit dark adaptation testing into any practice workflow and Theia frees up the technician to focus on other valuable tasks.”
Vital Stats: Impaired dark adaptation is the earliest biomarker of AMD. Often manifested as night vision problems, this functional impairment becomes apparent years before drusen are visible. Therefore, assessing how well patients’ eyes can adapt from bright light to darkness makes it possible to detect AMD at a subclinical stage. AdaptDx Pro guided by Theia is a new way to measure dark adaptation in a clinical setting quickly and effectively, using an objective, functional measurement called the Rod Intercept (RI). Importantly, impaired dark adaptation as measured by the AdaptDx Pro is 90 percent specific and sensitive to AMD, according to MacuLogix.
MacuLogix has committed to providing current AdaptDx table-top device owners with the first opportunity to upgrade to the AdaptDx Pro. Eyecare professionals can experience the AdaptDx Pro guided by Theia in person and learn about purchase and subscription pricing options at variety of local and national events, including SECO International and Vision Expo East.