Topcon Healthcare Solutions and Oculo Form Global Partnership

Leading Technology Companies Join Forces to Advance Patient Care by
Integrating their Eye Care Platforms

OAKLAND, N.J. & MELBOURNE, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#oculolt;/agt;–Topcon Healthcare Solutions (THS), of Oakland, NJ, USA, a leading
provider of software solutions for the eye care industry, and Oculo, a
technology leader in clinical communications based out of Melbourne,
Australia, are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership which
will combine the strengths of their Topcon® Harmony™ and Oculo® eye care

By joining forces, the companies will be able to integrate Topcon®
Harmony™, an open source web-based data management application for
connecting ophthalmic imaging devices regardless of manufacturer, with
Oculo®, a cloud-based network designed especially for health care
practitioners to share clinical information, referrals and other
clinical correspondence. The partnership will draw on the key strengths
of Harmony and Oculo to drive innovation and excellence in eye care.

“This new partnership is the perfect blend of technologies that will
benefit both patients and clinicians,” stated Grant Schmid, Vice
President of Sales and Business Development for THS. “By bringing the
two technologies together, we’re making it easier for patient data and
associated images to make their way to referring doctors, ensuring that
the patient data is securely transferred, and the attending clinician
has everything relevant for patient care. This gives the eye care
provider a much clearer and more comprehensive picture of the patient’s
case and facilitates diagnosis. It also saves time for patients and
reduces waste by eliminating the need for unnecessary repeat exams.”

As software becomes more and more important in diagnosing eye disease,
the development and integration of vendor-neutral applications, such as
Harmony and Oculo, will be integral to the advancement of patient care.
Their ability to operate in a secure, web-based and vendor-agnostic
platform will be the key to the complete integration of patient data and
electronic medical health records.

“We see real benefits to adding Oculo’s emphasis on communication
between eye care professionals to THS’s excellence in clinical image
capture and management,” summarized Akifumi Baba, CEO of THS. “Together
we can improve triage, screening and teleophthalmology, as well as
create a system that provides unprecedented opportunity for data

“With seamless integration of images, clinical information and business
insights, we can offer a unique combination of tools designed to improve
both the quality and continuity of health care. Our shared goal is to
create a system that eye care providers love to use and that improves
patient outcomes,” added Dr. Kate Taylor, CEO of Oculo.

About Oculo

Oculo is a secure, cloud-based network designed to connect clinicians
around their patients. Oculo’s aim is to promote the efficiency and
quality of communication of clinical information and images to support
better triage, teleophthalmology and screening.

Oculo is the technology partner for KeepSight, Australia’s first
national diabetes eye screening and recall system, supported by the
Australian Government.

Oculo grew out of the Centre for Eye Research Australia and was
developed in collaboration with Specsavers, Luxottica’s OPSM, and Bupa

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About Topcon Healthcare Solutions

Based in Oakland, NJ, Topcon is a comprehensive ophthalmic device
manufacturer within the worldwide ophthalmic community. It introduced
the world’s first commercial back-of-the-eye Spectral Domain (SD) and
Swept Source (SS) optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems, which have
driven innovation in eye care.

More recently, Topcon started to enhance not only its hardware but also
its software solutions. To become the leader in diagnostic software,
Topcon has developed a new strategic division, Topcon Healthcare
Solutions, whose primary objective is to create world-class software
solutions for the eye care industry and beyond. The company’s products
enable the collection and visualization of a wide range of imaging and
clinical data while providing quantitative and clinical analysis

Topcon’s software gives clinicians access to patient exam data captured
from OCTs, Visual Fields, Fundus Cameras, and other Topcon and
third-party devices. Topcon leverages its new data management system
called Harmony, where practitioners gain access to DICOM and non-DICOM
information stored in a central, cloud-based environment. Additionally,
Topcon now provides an integrated service that connects practitioners to
an extensive network of reading services to assist in the management of
sight- threatening eye diseases.

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John Trefethen, MFA
Vice President, Global Marketing & Product
Topcon Healthcare Solutions
Phone: 201.599.5100

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