Octopus 600

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See the new pulse in perimetry

    • Novel perimeter technology for early diagnosis and standard white-on-white perimetry in one compact sized instrument.
    • Easy, straight forward operation with touch screen optimized and networkable EyeSuite® software that saves you and your patients time.
    • World innovation in perimetry – fast and reliable Pulsar test method for early glaucoma detection.

    A perfect team: Early diagnosis and standard white-on-white perimetry in one device
    The Octopus® 600 extends the successful HAAGSTREIT product range of visual field analysers combining the Pulsar method for early glaucoma detection and standard white-on-white perimetry for long term follow-up in one compact and standalone device. It is the first visual field analyser that performs standard white-on-white perimetry on an integrated flicker-free screen, using TFT and LED technology.


    • Standalone or network integration
    • Small footprint
    • Maintenance-free LED background illumination
    • No darkroom required



    Perimetry simplified

    The same, easy to use EyeSuite® software already known from the Octopus® 900 has been further streamlined to operate the Octopus® 600. The intuitive concept of both the examination and viewing screens are the key components of the new touch screen optimized user interface.

    Results can be analyzed on the device immediately after the examination is finished or sent to a printer, EMR system or DICOM server. The Octopus® 600 can produce reliable visual field results with minimal user training and it doesn’t take an expert to run a reliable field.    

    It just takes 3 simple steps:
    1. Select patient
    2. Choose Pulsar or standard white-on-white
    3. Hit the start button

    The streamlined workflow increases patient throughput while still making use of proven Octopus® concepts such as fixation control to obtain reliable results.

    World innovation in perimetry – fast and reliable Pulsar test method for early glaucoma detection

    Pulsar is a patented flicker stimulus, displaying a ring pattern with different contrast levels in counter-phase. Independent studies confirm, the test is easy – even pleasant – to take, while being both sensitive and specific in the early detection of Glaucoma.

    Figure 1 - Phase and counter-phase image of the pulsar stimulus

    Figure 2 - Pulsar stimuli with different combinations of spatial resolution and contrast

    • Alternating of image and counter-image at 10 Hz
    • Stimulus duration 500 ms
    • Modulated in contrast and spatial resolution
    • No sharp edges or dominant directions

    Unlike other early diagnostic methods that challenge the patient with hard to distinguish answering criteria, Pulsar requires no more than a simple click for every target that appears. Invented in 1998 by Prof. González de la Rosa, the method has been extensively validated and refined to result in today’s „Pulsar T30W“ test. Haag-Streit provided this new method to independent research groups. The results were very convincing. Consequently, Haag-Streit has created a new perimeter based on this exciting method for early glaucoma detection: The Octopus® 600.


    See following link for more information where Chris A. Johnson, PhD, professor of ophthalmology and vision sciences at University of Iowa, explains how PULSAR works and how it compares to other methods of early glaucoma detection.