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Device camera, ophthalmic, general-use
Definition PJZ cameras are prescription devices indicated only for the capture and storage of images of the eye and surrounding area in the general population. PJZ cameras cannot be indicated for any specific population (e.g., pediatrics, AMD patients, etc.), cannot contain any type of “diagnostic” or “aid in diagnosis” claims in the indication for use, and cannot reference any specific disease. PJZ cameras do not exceed group 1 radiant exposure limits for ultraviolet, visible, and infrared radiation under all light energy conditions, as defined in the ANSI Z80.36-2016 standard Light Hazard Protection for Ophthalmic Instruments.
Physical State PJZ cameras are designed for true color or monochrome imaging in visible spectrum of light and consists of an incoherent light source, image forming lens, aperture, and a sensitive photodetector array (e.g., a CCD array) in the image plane. PJZ excludes cameras that make use of advanced imaging technology (e.g., confocal imaging, adaptive optics, two photon imaging, stroboscopic or scanning illumination). PJZ excludes cameras that feature any special imaging modalities, such as multispectral imaging, fluorescence, autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green (ICG) angiography, etc. PJZ exclude cameras that designed to contact cornea or any other ocular structure for imaging.
Technical Method PJZ cameras meet optical performance characteristics stated in the ISO 10940-2009 standard, Ophthalmic instruments— Fundus cameras. PJZ cameras are limited to basic processing of the displayed image (brightness, contrast, white balance) and does not include any advanced software capabilities (e.g., image feature measurements, cup-to-disc ratio analysis, image feature extractions, segmentation, image registration, analysis of oxygen saturation, blood flow velocity) or reference database. Image storage capability should include read-only raw data format. If compressed images are saved, they must be distinguished from and traceable to the raw source image.
Target Area The target area is the eye (lid, orbit) and ocular tissues (anterior and posterior segment).
Regulation Medical Specialty Ophthalmic
Review Panel Ophthalmic
Product CodePJZ
Premarket Review Ophthalmic Devices (DHT1A)
Ophthalmic Devices (DHT1A)
Submission Type 510(K) Exempt
Regulation Number 886.1120
Device Class 2
Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC) TPLC Product Code Report
GMP Exempt? No
Summary Malfunction
    Note: Class II devices the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also published a list of class II (special controls) devices subject to certain limitations, that are exempt from premarket notification requirements under the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997 (FDAMA) and the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016 (Cures Act). FDA believes that these exemptions will relieve manufacturers from the need to submit premarket notification submissions for these devices and will enable FDA to redirect the resources that would be spent on reviewing such submissions to more significant public health issues. FDA is taking this action in order to meet requirements of FDAMA and the Cures Act.
Implanted Device? No
Life-Sustain/Support Device? No
Third Party Review Not Third Party Eligible