RS-3000 Advance

Optical Coherence Tomographer

The RS-3000 Advance is a premier OCT system incorporating Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope that is designed for comprehensive evaluation of the retina and choroid. The RS-3000 Advance provides exquisite detail of the retinal and choroidal microstructures to assist in clinical diagnosis.

Key Features:

  • Wide area scan (9 x 9 mm) and high-definition OCT with SLO tracing
  • Tracing HD
  • High speed scanning – 53,000 A-scans/sec
  • Selectable OCT sensitvity
  • Torsion Eye Tracer (TET)

Wide Area and High Definition OCT with SLO Tracing

12 mm wide horizontal scan available with the RS-3000 Advance allows detailed observation of the vitreous body, retina, and choroid from the macula to optic disc in a single image.

Selectable OCT Sensitivity

Selecting the OCT sensitivity based on ocular pathology allows image capture with higher definition or at high speed. Ultra-fine, fine, and regular sensitivities are available for the RS-3000 Advance. Ultra-fine and fine sensitivities are used to capture high definition images and regular is used to capture images at high speed.


Tracing HD Plus

The tracing HD plus function in the RS-3000 Advance traces involuntary eye movements to maintain the same scan location on the SLO image for accurate image capture. This function allows accurate averaging of up to 120 images. 

  • Macula multi (cross) macula multi cross
    • The macula multi scan pattern captures 5 cross-sectional images each in the X and Y directions. High-quality images are easily obtained with the tracing HD plus function.
  • Macula radial and disc radial macula radial and disc radial
    • The macula radial and disc radial scan patterns capture 6 or 12 radial cross-sectional images centered on the macula and optic disc respectively. The tracing HD plus function ensures the scan is centered on the targeted region.
  • HD checker
    • The HD checker function in the RS-3000 Advance displays the image during averaging and allows an operator to check and finish capturing prior to reaching the number for averaging set by an operator if sufficient image quality is obtained.

Torsion Eye Tracer (TET)

The TET incorporated in the RS-3000 Advance ensres accurate image capture by utilizing fundus information form the high definition SLO image. The three functions, positioning, tracing, and auto shot allow accurate image capture of the targeted region. Ocular cyclotorsion is traced via the torsion correction feature added to the tracing function.

Torsion correction

The torsion correction function ensures the scan is oriented at the right angle even in cases of ocular cyclotorsion and fundus tilt due to head movement or incorrect positioning of the chinrest and forehead rest.

Follow-up Image Capture

The follow-up image capture function in the RS-3000 Advance performs positioning based on the previously captured baseline data, and then tracing and auto shot. It provides ease-of-use and high reproducibility of the image capture for follow-up examination.


Retina Analysis

Retinal and Chorodial modes are available for the RS-3000 Advance. The choroidal mode allows a more detailed examiniation of the choroid.

Macula line with 12 mm horizonal scan

The macula line scan pattern captures a cross-sectional image at a user designated position. The 12 mm horizontal scan of the RS-3000 Advance allows observation of a wide area from the macula to the optic disc in a single image.


Choroidal OCT image (EDI-OCT)

Choroidal mode in the RS-3000 Advance allows capture of highly reflective choroidal images by reversing the image.

Enhanced Image

The enhanced image function allows to adjust bright intensity of an image to enhance details.

Glaucoma Analysis

Wide area scan 9 x 9 centered on the macula can be acquired with the RS-3000 Advance.

Macula Map

  • The glaucoma analysis provides [NFL+GCL+IPL] analysis, which supplements clinical work-up for the early detection of optic nerve fiber layer defects. The 9 x 9 mm wide area map enables analysis of the [NFL+GCL+IPL] in the peripheral retina.


  • The [NFL+GCL+IPL] are layers composed of Nerve Fiber Layer (NFL), Ganglion Cell Layer (GCL), and Inner Plexiform Layer (IPL)

Disc Map

  • The disc map scan pattern captures an image centered on the disc and provides data for comprehensive disc analysis.

Disc Circle

  • The disc circle scan pattern in the RS-3000 Advance captures an image of circle in 3.45 mm diameter centering on the disc and allows RNFL.

Disc Radial

  • The disc radial scan pattern in the RS-3000 Advance captures 6 or 12 radial cross-sectional images centered on the disc and allows observation of disc shape symmetry.

Customized Report

The layout of the reports can be customized and the data from seperate reports of each scan pattern can be summarized in a single report to avoid printing multiple pages. The report setting can be titled such as glaucoma, macular disease, and screening based on user preference.


  • Only the necessary images and analysis results obtained with the macula map (both eyes), disc map (both eyes) are summarized in a report

Combo release mode

  • The combo release mode combined scan patterns and facilitates an examination requiring several scan patterns. The scan patterns and their order can be user specified. The scan pattern selected for combo release mode can be preset and reflected on the report.


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NIDEK Video Gallery

RS-3000 – Dr. Allard


RS-3000 from Dr. Padula, Dr. Sanchez, and Dr. Kavanagh


RS-3000 Advance KOL video - Dr. Sanchez


RS-3000 Demo Video

RS-3000 Specifications

ModelRS-3000 Advance
OCT Scanning
PrincipleSpectral Domain OCT
OCT resolutionOptical Z: 7µm, X-Y: 20 µm

Digital Z: 4 µm, X-Y: 3 µm
Scan rangeX: 3 to 12 mm (12 mm for line scan only)

Y: 3 to 9 mm

Z: 2.1 mm
OCT light sourceSLD, 880 nm
Scan speedMax. 53,000 A-Scan / s
Acquisition time of 3-D image1.6 s in regular mode
Internal fixation lamp637 nm
External fixation lamp530 / 565 nm
Auto alignmentZ direction
Minimum pupil diametero2.5 mm
Focus adjustment range-15 to +10 D (VD=12 mm)
Working Distance35.5 mm
Software analysisSegmentation of 6+1 retinal layers
Macular thickness map
[NFL+GCL+IPL] analysis
Optic nerve analysis
Follow-up analysis
Fundus surface imaging
PrincipleConfocal scanning laser ophthalmoscope (SLO light source: 785 nm)
Angle of view40° x 30° angle of view (zoon: 20° x 15°)
PC networkingAvailable
DisplayTiltable 8.4-inch color LCD
Power supplyAC 100, 120, 230 V
50/ 60 Hz
Power consumption300 VA
Maximum power outlet (transformer)1,000 VA
Dimensions / Mass 380 (W) x 534 (D) x 499 to 531 (H) mm / 34 kg
15.0 (W) x 20.6 (D) x 19.6 to 20.9 (H)'' / 75 lbs.

Part # 15-0075