ZEISS introduces new family of OCT products
Modernized new OCT platforms span full spectrum of multi-modality imaging for glaucoma and retinal disease
November 10, 2012
DUBLIN/California/USA, JENA/Germany, 10.11.2012.
Medical technology provider Carl Zeiss Meditec announced today the introduction of a new family of
ZEISS OCT (Optical Coherence Tomo-
graphy) products at the 2012 Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the Asia-Pacific Academy of
Ophthalmology (APAO) in Chicago. The new CIRRUS OCT family is comprised of two new CIRRUS™ HD-OCT products, models 5000 and 500,
and two new integrated multi-modality OCT and fundus imaging systems, the CIRRUS™ photo models 800 and 600. The new OCT platforms
deliver clinical and workflow solutions that span the spectrum of care and address specific workflow and practice needs.
"The new CIRRUS family offers a choice of high-quality ZEISS OCT clinical solutions for the diagnosis and management of glaucoma and
retinal disease across all levels of care, from comprehensive practices to advanced sub-
specialty practices," says Dr. Ludwin Monz, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. "Practitioners can now benefit from
diagnostic and workflow solutions that are tailored specifically for the level of care they provide, their practice workflow and
their case load volumes. The new family of OCT products enables more practitioners to offer patients a high level of care and to
tailor their investment to their workflow and practice needs."
The CIRRUS HD-OCT 5000 has been optimized for advanced care with new FastTrac™ retinal tracking that enables the highest resolution
B-Scans to be captured in identical locations from visit to visit providing accurate assessment of change in targeted pathologies.
pensates for eye motion during scanning and can be optionally turned on to assist with poor fixators to optimize patient throughput.
"With CIRRUS FastTrac, I can place a highest resolution 20x B-Scan precisely on the area I am treating at each successive visit to
see the fine details of the patient’s response to treatment,“ says SriniVas Sadda MD, Director of the Medical Retina Service at
Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles, California. "It’s also very helpful for removing any eye motion from the larger cube scans
without disturbing my patient flow because it works so quickly. My initial experience is that FastTrac is about 30 percent faster
than other tracking methods I have used.”
Additionally, to meet the needs of advanced care, the CIRRUS HD-OCT 5000 is configured with the highest resolution visualization
capabilities and sophisticated applications, such as Advanced RPE Analysis to track retinal pigment epithelial integrity, and
Ganglion Cell Analysis to assess glaucomatous loss in the macula that may not be evident in the peripapillary region.
Both the CIRRUS HD-OCT 5000 and 500 feature a new modernized OCT platform with faster pro-
cessing and OCT camera systems. The new contemporary designs with larger viewing monitors and wireless keyboard and mouse fit into
today’s modern practice environments. Both models come equipped with ZEISS‘ compre-
hensive suites of clinical applications for retina and glaucoma and with time-based historical data and normative data comparison
analysis tools to support efficient and confident patient management.
The CIRRUS HD-OCT 500 has been designed for comprehensive ophthalmic practices which require essential OCT capabilities and
reliability in an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use instrument. The new faster OCT camera enables quick OCT fundus image refresh
making patient alignment more efficient.
The CIRRUS photo 800 and 600 multi-modality systems combine standard-setting CIRRUS OCT technology with full-featured
mydriatic/non-mydriatic fundus imaging in one integrated compact and versatile system. Practitioners can correlate data from
high-density OCT cubes, thickness and layer maps with results from superb color fundus, and angiography images in one imaging
session without the need to move the patient.
"CIRRUS photo gives the opportunity to make complete fundus images without asking the patient to move from one machine to
another,“ says Professor Jean-François Korobelnik, MD. "OCT and color and autofluorescence are very useful together for the
diagnosis and the follow up of macular diseases.”
The CIRRUS photo 800 is designed to support advanced disease management with fluorescein and ICG angiography, color and fundus
fluorescence imaging, and OCT technology in an integrated imaging solution. The CIRRUS photo 600 combines non-mydriatic
color imaging and OCT with a fundus autofluorescence option and is designed for comprehensive eye care practices needing
efficient fundus imaging and essential OCT capabilities for assessment and manage-
ment of a broad range of conditions.
The CIRRUS HD-OCT 5000 and 500 are im-
mediately available for sale in the US and other markets. The CIRRUS photo 800 and 600 are to be released globally in early 2013.
The new CIRRUS OCT family will be on display in ZEISS booth #534 during the 2012 AAO-APAO Joint Meeting in Chicago
November 10 to 13, 2012.
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