OPMI 1 FR pro Surgical Microscope – Reliable and Efficient
A surgical microscope focused on the rapidly emerging economies
JENA/Germany, 28.09.2011. — Carl Zeiss Meditec is now introducing the OPMI® 1 FR pro surgical microscope, which is precisely tailored to the needs of doctors in rapidly developing economies like India, China or Southeast Asia. The routine system for cataract surgery is a reliable partner for ophthalmic surgeons – also for high patient throughput.
Around the world around 20 million people have lost their sight due to cataracts, 90 percent of whom live in developing and emerging countries. Dr. Ludwin Monz, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG: “With the OPMI 1 FR pro, we are reacting to the high level of demand for ophthalmic systems particularly in Asia, but also in other regions. With its outstanding ease of use and mobility, the surgical microscope meets the specific requirements of our doctors in the rapidly developing economies.”
OPMI 1 FR pro Surgical Microscope – Reliable and Efficient
The benefits for doctors at a glance:
The LED illumination with daylight characteristics in combination with the high resolution and color fidelity of the ZEISS optics allows the doctor to see greater detail and more contrast than before. Images are perceived more quickly and easily, minimizing eyestrain for the doctor. This is a decisive benefit in view of the high number of daily cases – as many as 50 a day – experienced in the target markets. The bright, high contrast resolution is supported by the red reflex that enables better orientation for the doctor during cataract surgery.
The compact design of the OPMI 1 FR pro permits flexible and stable positioning in both small and large operating rooms. The system is quickly ready for action and easy to transport at the same time. The surgical microscope can be upgraded by further motorized functions at any time, therefore offering the doctor a high degree of flexibility during the use of the system. In combination with the VISALIS 100 phaco system, the OPMI 1 FR pro permits a straightforward and efficient workflow during cataract surgery.
Doctors in rapidly developing economies operate with the usual high ZEISS quality, and the global Carl Zeiss service network ensures fast support and assistance for individual customer inquiries.
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (ISIN: DE0005313704), which is listed on TecDAX of the German stock exchange, is one of the world´s leading medical technology suppliers. The company supplies innovative technologies and application-oriented solutions designed to help doctors improve the quality of life of their patients. It provides complete packages of solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases – including implants and consumable materials. The company creates innovative visualisation solutions in the field of microsurgery. Carl Zeiss Meditec´s medical technology portfolio is rounded off by promising future technologies such as intraoperative radiation therapy. In the 2009/2010 (30 September) financial year, the around 2,200 employees generated revenue of EUR 676 million.
The head office of Carl Zeiss Meditec is 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. Thirty-five percent of Carl Zeiss Meditec shares are in free float. The remaining 65 percent are held by Carl Zeiss AG, one of the world’s leading groups in the optical and opto-electronics industry. Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the future-oriented markets Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Eye Care and Lifestyle Products. In financial year 2009/2010, the Group generated revenue of around EUR 2.98 billion. From financial year 2010/2011 onwards, eyeglass lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss Vision shall be integrated as an autonomous business group (revenue of around EUR 880 million in financial year 2009/2010). The Carl Zeiss Group thus employs a workforce of around 24,000 worldwide, more than 10,000 of whom are based in Germany. Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, is wholly owned by the Carl-Zeiss Foundation.
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