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First-time Use of New Assistance Function for Precise Alignment of a Toric Intraocular Lens


First clinical use of new Z ALIGN tool

JENA/Germany, The new Z ALIGN assistance function by Carl Zeiss is to be used for the first time during
an operation at the Heppenheim Eye Clinic, Germany. Z ALIGN is a function of CALLISTO eye and a part of the ZEISS Toric Solution. This combined solution enables fast and reliable implantation of toric IOLs in patients with astigmatism and offers a higher level of safety due to integrated workflow.

Dr. Wolff, Heppenheim Eye Clinic:
“Thanks to Z ALIGN in future I will be able to supply toric IOLs to my patients with a high degree of accuracy, efficiency and safety. It will enable my team and myself to follow an optimum treatment sequence in everyday practice.”

Z ALIGN is an innovation for the simple video-supported alignment of toric IOLs. Simple touch screen operation enables the surgeon to mark the necessary axes and accurately align the IOLs intraoperatively by video overlay. This is where Z ALIGN clearly differs from conventional methods and creates optimum conditions for a good refractive result. In addition, videos of the intraoperative procedure are automatically recorded for export.

Z ALIGN can be used in conjunction with almost any video camera used in the operating theatre. Furthermore, the system can easily be expanded to an OP planning system.

ZEISS Toric Solution
This combined solution enables fast and reliable implantation of toric IOLs in patients with astigmatism and offers greater safety due to integrated workflow. Starting with preoperative biometry, the IOLMaster as a gold standard assures high-precision results with completely contactless measurement. Subsequent to the biometric measurements, ZEISS toric IOLs can be calculated quite simply with the new Z CALC online calculator. The calculated, case-related results can be adjusted to the values for sphere and cylinder for outstanding refractive results. During the operation surgical microscopes
(e.g. OPMI Lumera family) support the implantation of toric IOLs such as AT LISA toric by displaying the most minute details and a brilliant Red Reflex. This intraocular lens is the only MICS IOL that can simultaneously correct sphere, cylinder and presbyopia. Finally, the innovative, video-supported Z ALIGN tool, a function of CALLISTO Eye, supports the surgeon in ensuring exact positioning of the toric IOL with an integral eye tracking system.

Further innovative solutions by Carl Zeiss which were recently unveiled at the two major ophthalmological congresses ESCRS and AAO:

* ZEISS Ophthalmic Data Management Solution—a fully integrated platform for data management which stores all diagnostic data, thus guaranteeing a paperless workflow in diagnosis and surgery.

* ZEISS Refractive Laser Solution—the most comprehensive application spectrum with integral data flow and patient treatment.

The new devices for diagnosis and surgery are geared to improving productivity, workflow and clinical results—three critical factors in today’s health care services.


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