Carl Zeiss Meditec launches new OCT applications for eye surgery
9 April 2009
Carl Zeiss Meditec has launched new optical coherence tomography
(OCT) applications to support cataract, refractive, glaucoma and retina
newest version of Cirrus HD-OCT 4.0 adds critical features to support
cataract and refractive surgeons as well as advanced analyses for
tracking change in glaucoma and managing retina disease. Cirrus 4.0
software has been released internationally and is pending FDA clearance
in the US.
- Anterior Segment Imaging provides visualization of the
cornea and angle with central corneal thickness measurement for
glaucoma management. No external lenses are needed;
- Normative RNFL and Macular Thickness Data allows
physicians to identify pre-existing glaucoma and retinal disease and
to rule-out suspected glaucoma;
- Guided Progression Analysis (GPA) software supports
glaucoma treatment decision making by identifying statistically
significant RNFL thickness changes; and
- Macular Change Analysis helps physicians evaluate retinal
status and response to therapy by mapping changes in macular
Cirrus HD-OCT 4.0 is aimed at practices that rely on advanced
technologies to identify pre-existing eye diseases, to closely monitor
disease progression and to determine the most appropriate course of
treatment for each patient. The new software technologies can be
seamlessly integrated onto any Cirrus HD-OCT platform.
“Since we first introduced OCT technology to the ophthalmic industry
nearly fifteen years ago, we have continued to invest in applications
that leverage clinical and scientific advances in the field as well as
features that make the technology itself more efficient and
user-friendly for practitioners,” said Michael Kaschke, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Carl Zeiss Meditec.
"Cirrus is a valuable tool in my practice for both my cataract/
refractive surgery and glaucoma patients,” said Ike K Ahmed, MD, FRCSC,
Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and Clinical Assistant
Professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. “It helps me to
identify potential problems in my pre-operative cataract/refractive
workups and my patients more easily understand what they can expect
The Stratus OCT 6.0 upgrade includes the following enhancements:
- Anterior Segment Imaging is also available for Stratus OCT
and is currently pending 510k approval within the USA.
- Enhanced Repeat Function simplifies image registration
across visits to enhance reproducibility.
- Multi-slice reports provide an overview of the entire
retina on a single page, allowing clinicians to preview all B-scans
at-a-glance. This functionality is especially suited for cataract
pre-op assessment and it allows physicians to set appropriate
post-surgical expectations with patients.
These new features for Stratus OCT, combined with GPA software,
provide more diagnostic functions than ever before. Version 6.0 is
especially applicable to comprehensive ophthalmologists that require a
consistent, cost-effective platform to identify and monitor cataract
patients with pre-existing glaucoma or retina diseases.
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