Carl Zeiss Meditec kicking off virtual Innovation Week

The company will host Innovation Week from Sept. 21-23, demonstrating new data management innovations across devices, workflow solutions and software applications.

During its Innovation Week, kicking off Tuesday, Carl Zeiss Meditec is integrating solutions that bring further value to the ZEISS Medical Ecosystem, connecting devices, data and applications that will help maximize clinical efficiency and performance.

The company will share its latest innovations during short virtual sessions.

The focus of Day 1 is cataract, as the company debuts its Cataract Workflow. The second day will spotlight retina and glaucoma, with attendees witnessing how digitalization is changing how medicine is practiced and transforming ophthalmic care.

The Innovation Week will wrap on Day 3, focusing on corneal refractive with the ZEISS Corneal Refractive Workflow.

"ZEISS continues to invest in digital technologies, bringing our digital offerings to the next level with the ZEISS Medical Ecosystem which helps customers leverage the value of a connected environment," Ludwin Monz, PhD, president and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, said in a statement. "It is our mission to contribute to the progress of medicine, enabling more efficient and cost-effective treatments and providing access to high-quality medical care to as many people as possible. Our investment in digital technology will continue to make adoption of digitalization easy and intuitive."

During the three-day virtual event, Zeiss will introduce a number of new devices that can help ophthalmologists. These include:

ZEISS QUATERA 700

ZEISS introduces an integrated cataract workflow solution for lens replacement with the launch of the Zeiss Quatera 700. This phaco technology includes the patented QUATTRO Pump, which delivers chamber stability independent of intra-ocular pressure (IOP) and flow. The device increases a surgeon's workflow efficiency from the clinic to the operating room, enabling one digitally integrated surgical workflow.

ZEISS EYEGUIDE, SURGERY OPIMIZER

The Zeiss Cataract Workflow is further enhanced with two new surgical software applications. The EyeGuide patient software application is a virtual coach for patients and clinics to stay connected through the entire cataract treatment process. The Surgery Optimizer application is developed for surgeons as a new and innovative way of utilizing surgical videos to enable self-training of physicians and standardization of surgical techniques.

ZEISS CT LUCIA 621

This monofocal IOL features the patented ZEISS Optic (ZO) asphericity concept with its uniquely forgiving design to deliver excellent visual outcomes for a broad range of patients and surgical situations.

ZEISS OPTIKIT

This kit offers a fully customizable surgical pack that perfectly complements the ZEISS Lens Extraction offering.

"Together with ZEISS' data platform and surgical planning software, these innovations position ZEISS as a full surgical leader in ophthalmology," Euan S. Thomson, PhD, president of Ophthalmic Devices and head of the Digital Business Unit for Carl Zeiss Meditec, said in a statement. "Harnessing the power of data-generated insights ZEISS creates an environment where connectivity, automation, artificial intelligence, and safe and efficient management of data can solve the challenges that customers face every day."

ZEISS VISUMAX 800

The new generation of ZEISS femtosecond lasers creates a comfortable patient and surgeon experience by reducing laser time and potential transcription errors with easy treatment planning and data analysis via FORUM to the ZEISS Refractive Workplace through a digitally connected corneal refractive workflow.

ZEISS VELARA Teleretinal Screening System

This device can enhance retina workflow beyond the traditional ophthalmology office and into primary healthcare settings. According to the company, it is a complete end-to-end solution used by primary care providers to help increase the quality and compliance of diabetic patients, allowing annual retinal exams to be completed during routine primary care visits. The solution is available only in the U.S. initially.

The new integrated devices, software applications and other workflow solutions will be showcased this week during the ZEISS Innovation Week from September 21 to 23, 2021. For more information, visit www.zeiss.com/med.