Zeiss Medical Technology Segment will announce several breakthroughs in digital technologies and high-resolution imaging at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in San Diego from May 4 -7, 2019.
“We’re excited to be here at ASCRS with our customers to share the latest in digitalization, industry-first imaging technology and industry-first milestones,” Jim Mazzo, Global President of Ophthalmic Devices at Carl Zeiss Meditec, said in a company news release. “This is a new era of visualization in ophthalmology, and we’re committed to find new ways to support our customers, every step of the way.”
New Zeiss Artevo 800
Digital Visualization Platform
Zeiss will unveil the Artevo 800, the first digital microscope in ophthalmic surgery. “With Artevo 800 we are entering a new era of ophthalmic visualization for more certainty in surgery by providing the best resolution for our customers” Mr. Mazzo said. “Developed with surgeons for surgeons, the Artevo 800 is going to change the future of surgical care by revolutionizing visualization, information, comfort and workflow in the operating room.”
Artevo 800 comes with a new feature called “DigitalOptics,” which provides unmatched depth of field, drastically reduced light intensity requirements, and real color impression for increased certainty, according to Zeiss. It also provides digital assistance and detailed information to surgical vision in real-time. Artevo 800 comes with cloud connectivity to the Zeiss Cataract Suite, allowing surgeons to access patient data remotely.
Zeiss Claurus 700
High-resolution, Ultra-widefield Imaging with Angiography
Claurus 700 is the first device that combines ultra-widefield UWF imaging, excellent image quality, and a full range of fundus imaging modalities, including fundus angiography. This breakthrough industry-first high-resolution ultra-widefield (UWF) camera with Angiography with true color closely approximating the natural coloration of the retina, as viewed through direct observation.
Using a fast and easy workflow with a simple interface and time-saving data, the Claurus 700 provides a comprehensive fundus exam, diagnoses, treatment planning, and disease management. It provides the ability to quantify disease progression and respond with a measured therapeutic action in high resolution ultra-widefield images. With its new features, retina specialists can visualize changes with high-resolution details from the posterior pole to the periphery.
With the Claurus 700, specialists can manage all fundus imaging modalities in one session from one device all without having to reposition the patient, thus providing patients a comfortable exam experience.
Over 2 Million SMILE Treatments Worldwide
Zeiss announced the completion of 2 million Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE) treatments to date. The minimally-invasive corneal refractive procedure is performed by using the VisuMax femtosecond laser by creating a thin disc-shaped lenticule within the cornea which is then removed through a small incision, thereby achieving the desired vision correction. SMILE requires only one laser to perform the entire solution leaving the outer corneal layer largely intact, thus potentially contributing to the cornea’s biomechanical and refractive stability after surgery.
“We are delighted that doctors worldwide have put their trust in SMILE using the minimally invasive laser correction procedure on their patients over 2 million times,” Dr. Ludwin Monz, President, and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec, said in the news release. “Zeiss offers one of the most comprehensive Laser Vision Correction portfolios and we continue to create better vision standards for everyone and enable doctors to provide the right solution in refractive surgery to eligible patients.”
Currently, over 1000 VisuMax devices have been distributed as SMILE is being used by more than 1,800 surgeons worldwide across over 70 countries. In addition to completing over 400 SMILE peer-reviewed articles, the company also shared that it has begun a SMILE clinical trial in hyperopic patients outside the USA.
Zeiss will showcase the Artevo 800, Claurus 700, VisuMax and other flagship products in Booth #2621 at the ASCRS from May 4 – 7, 2019. For more information, visit www.zeiss.com/med.