Carl Zeiss Meditec Showcases New Cataract and Refractive Solutions

April 10, 2009

At the recent American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) meetings in San Francisco, Carl Zeiss showcased its comprehensive portfolio of cataract and refractive solutions, which include:

  • IOLMaster® – a non-invasive biometry system that measures axial length, corneal curvature and anterior chamber depth, which measurements are used to identify the most optimum artificial intraocular lens (IOL) for implantation during cataract surgery.
  • OPMI Lumera® and OPMI Lumera® i – featuring new illumination technology that increase stability, contrast and brilliance of the red reflex, Lumera microscopes enables clinicians to see the eye in unprecedented detail.
  • Visalis 100 – a new phaco-emulsification system that enables the surgical removal of the natural, diseased lens from the eye during cataract surgery. Visalis 100 is specifically tailored to the needs of doctors in emerging markets. This product is not approved for sale in the US.
  • AT.LISA® and AT.LISAtoric – Implanted through incisions of less than 1.5 mm., these are the first intraocular lenses for true micro incision (MICS) refractive cataract surgery. The AT.LISA and AT.LISA toric products are not approved for sale in the US.
  • CALLISTO eye – an OR management system customized for ophthalmic surgery that simplifies workflow processes during surgery and provides solutions ranging from patient administration via OR planning to video documentation. This product is not approved for sale in the US.
  • Visante® omni – the first system to combine OCT and Placido disk technologies, providing comprehensive anterior and posterior topography for improved patient selection and care. Linking two of Zeiss’ platforms (the AtlasTM corneal topographer with Visante® OCT), the new Visante omni allows the refractive surgeon to identify pre-existing corneal abnormalities, such as keratoconus, in their earliest stages.
  • 500 kHz VisuMax® Femtosecond System – more than twice the speed of the 200 kHz system, treatment times are reduced from approximately 20 – 25 seconds to just ten seconds per eye. Laser spot density has also been increased by approximately twenty percent, facilitating more consistent flap lifts and smoother stromal beds. This new 500 kHz upgrade works seamlessly with the existing VisuMax platform with no programming modifications required by the surgeon.




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