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Focused on Integrated Customer-Oriented Solutions: ZEISS Impresses More and More Doctors with its Ophthalmic Surgery Offerings
|By Business Wire
|April 26, 2014 03:12 PM EDT
The ZEISS Cataract Suite enables surgeons to more efficiently achieve
the precision implantation of premium intraocular lenses (IOLs). The
ZEISS Cataract Suite integrates the fastest, most accurate optical
biometer1, the IOLMaster® 500, with the gold
standard OPMI LUMERA® 700 surgical microscope and the new
computer-assisted surgery system, CALLISTO eye®.
ZEISS Cataract Suite (Photo: Business Wire)
Steven D. Vold, MD, President & Medical Director Vold Vision describes
the benefits of the cataract solution from ZEISS as follows: “With the
ZEISS Cataract Suite, the level of integration is amazing CALLISTO is
really spectacular and gives me control of the surgery from the
Data management systems are gaining increasing importance in the field
of ophthalmology. Here as well, ZEISS offers its customers comprehensive
solutions. By precisely linking systems, the FORUM® Eye Care
Data Management System from ZEISS enables the optimization of clinical
workflows. The review and analysis of data and clinical decision making
is simplified by the data processing carried out in FORUM. As the data
are saved in a central location, they are immediately available to the
doctor anywhere needed.
For smaller practices, ZEISS offers the pre-configured FORUM®
GO package as a customized data management solution. Up to three ZEISS
diagnostic systems may be connected. This solution allows doctors to
quickly and efficiently access the examination data for further
evaluation. "FORUM has diversified the commitment of ZEISS to
ophthalmology from strictly a box sales approach to overall improved eye
care and practice management solutions," says Rishi Singh, MD, Medical
Director, Clinical Systems Office at Cleveland Clinic, Cole Eye
Institute, Ohio, USA.
The US clinical trial on the minimally invasive SMILE procedure has also
shown promising results to date. SMILE stands for Small Incision
Lenticule Extraction and combines state-of-the-art femtosecond laser
technology and precise lenticule extraction to produce an innovative
correction procedure in refractive surgery that does not require a flap.
The ZEISS femtosecond laser VisuMax is used to create a very thin disc
of tissue (lenticule) inside the intact cornea, which can then be
extracted through a small opening. In December 2013, the FDA granted
approval to extend the trial to include myopia of up to –10.0 diopters.
"That is what we always dreamed about," says study participant William
Culbertson, MD, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Health
System. He continues, "It might extend our ability to treat patients,
even with eyes a bit drier or a cornea a little bit thinner than
"The reports from doctors who use the ZEISS Cataract Suite, the FORUM
Data Management System and our innovative SMILE procedure confirm our
approach combining powerful technologies into complete integrated
solutions that provide tangible value for our customers in support of
their daily practice and to achieve the best possible outcomes for their
patients," says Dr. Ludwin Monz, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (ISIN: DE0005313704) is one of the world’s leading
medical technology companies. The company supplies innovative
technologies and application-oriented solutions designed to help doctors
improve the quality of life of their patients. The company offers
complete solutions, including implants and consumables, to diagnose and
treat eye diseases. The company creates innovative visualization
solutions in the field of microsurgery. Carl Zeiss Meditec's medical
technology portfolio is rounded off by promising, future-oriented
technologies such as intraoperative radiotherapy. In fiscal year
2012/2013 (ended 30 September) the company's around 2,500 employees
generated revenue of EUR 906 million. Carl Zeiss Meditec headquarters
are located in Jena, Germany.
The company has subsidiaries in Germany and abroad; more than 50 percent
of its employees are based in the USA, Japan, Spain and France. The
Center for Application and Research in India (CARIn) in Bangalore,
India, and the Carl Zeiss Innovation Center for Research and Development
in Shanghai, China, strengthen the company's presence in these rapidly
developing economies. Around 35 percent of Carl Zeiss Meditec shares are
in free float. The remaining 65% are held by Carl Zeiss AG, one of the
world’s leading groups in the optical and optoelectronic industries.
In the markets for Industrial Solutions, Research Solutions, Medical
Technology and Consumer Optics, Carl Zeiss has contributed to
technological progress for more than 160 years and enhances the quality
of life of many people around the globe. Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, is
fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.
For more information, please go to www.meditec.zeiss.com
1 Chen YA, Hirnschall N, Findl O. Evaluation of 2 new optical
biometry devices and comparison with the current gold standard biometer.
J Cataract Refract Surg. Mar. 2011, 37(3):513-517.
2 Carl Zeiss Meditec recommends abiding by the minimum
residual stroma thickness of 250 µm
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