ZEISS At World Ophthalmology Congress In Tokyo

As one of the market leaders in surgical microscopes, ZEISS will present the first system for integrated intra-operative OCT imaging.

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The ZEISS portfolio for refractive surgery has been updated with the addition of a new excimer laser, which covers the most challenging customer needs through its versatility and the minimally invasive SMILE technique.

One of the key products from ZEISS at the event will be their new system for ophthalmic surgery. It is comprised of the OPMI LUMERA 700 surgical microscope and the integrated RESCAN 700 OCT camera. Initial treatment results have already been discussed at events in Vienna and Mainz. The system will be introduced to an international audience for the first time in Tokyo.

“The initial positive reports confirm our approach of setting new standards with the integration of two powerful technologies to enable even better treatment outcomes for our customers,” says Dr Ludwin Monz – President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. The development of the system incorporated ZEISS’ years of expertise in OCT technology.

Another result of the company’s years of experience in ophthalmology in the field of cataract surgery is the ZEISS Cataract Suite markerless. This solution provides cataract surgeons with a smooth workflow for the implantation of a toric intraocular lens. The eye is first measured with the IOLMaster 500 optical biometer, the astigmatism axis determined and the intraocular lens selected. In the same step, the system takes a reference photo of the limbal blood vessels. This image is shown to the surgeon in the microscope during the procedure. The time-consuming manual marking of the astigmatism axis required in conventional methods is no longer needed.

Another innovation has been added to the Forum data management system from ZEISS. The Forum Glaucoma Workplace review and analysis extension enables better visualization of the clinical data, and thus, more transparent patient consultation and education. The application allows the display and analysis of data from the Humphrey Field Analyzer (HFA) away from the system – virtually anywhere in the office. The interactive, functional Guided Progression Analysis system enables visualization of the acute progression of a patient’s illness. A trend analysis allows doctors to better predict the further progression, particularly in patients who have a higher risk of subsequent damage to their visual field. The single HFA-Cirrus report combines the examination data from the HFA and Cirrus to enable better interpretation. ZEISS therefore particularly helps eye care professionals who use more than one Perimeter or Cirrus OCT. ZEISS also offers a tailored data management system for smaller practices: the pre-configured Forum Go package. It allows eye care professionals to quickly and efficiently review examination results, diagnostic analysis and reports.

With the new MEL 90 excimer laser and the trend-setting VisuMax femtosecond laser, ZEISS is highlighting in Tokyo its unique product portfolio for refractive surgery. In addition to LASIK and femto-LASIK, ZEISS instruments enable methods of surface ablation such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and LASIK. Furthermore, ZEISS is the worlds only manufacturer of medical equipment to offer the SMILE procedure (SMall Incision Lenticule Extraction) for laser vision correction. This method does not require a flap and has now been successfully established on the market in more than 80,000 operations. While the product has already been approved for Europe and most Asian countries, a study with promising results is underway in the USA. The study was expanded in December 2013 by the FDA to cover myopia up to -10 diopters.

The ZEISS activities at the WOC are rounded off by products from theextended basic diagnostic portfolio: VISULENS 500, the automatic focimeter from ZEISS determines easily and quickly the power of eyeglass lenses and contact lenses. The SL Cam 5.0 slit lamp imaging module is compatible with all ZEISS slit lamps and delivers high-quality images and videos.

“ZEISS has been present in Japan for more than 100 years. It is one of the key markets for Medical Technology products. With our products, we are setting new standards in this highly innovative environment,” says Dr. Ludwin Monz.

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