ZEISS CLARUS 500 Imaging ultra-wide without compromise.

The advent of widefield retinal imaging has shown us that indications of disease are often located in the far periphery of the retina. CLARUS™ 500 is the next generation fundus imaging system from ZEISS that provides True Color and high-resolution across an entire ultra-widefield image.

  • Color
  • Clarity
  • Comfort

True Color

ZEISS CLARUS 500, the newest ultra-widefield retinal camera from ZEISS, allows clinicians to use color to their diagnostic advantage. ZEISS CLARUS generates images that closely resemble the coloration of the fundus as seen during clinical examination. Color fundus imaging can aid in the diagnosis and documentation of ocular disease, ensuring confidence when evaluating the optic disc, nevi and lesions where color is important.

See True Color Images

Comprehensive imaging modalities for differential diagnosis

ZEISS CLARUS 500 allows clinicians to track subtle changes in pathology over time. In addition to True Color imaging, it also captures high resolution fundus autofluorescence (FAF) images–FAF-Blue and FAF-Green–and Infrared (IR) and external eye images. Along with an intuitive review software, the ultra-high-resolution of this next-generation retinal camera from ZEISS allows clinicians to manage change with confidence.

ZEISS CLARUS 500 True Color
ZEISS CLARUS 500 True Color

True color

True color

True Color images can be separated into red, green and blue channel images, enhancing the visual contrast of details in certain layers of the retina. Color accuracy aids in the documentation and diagnosis of ocular disease.

ZEISS CLARUS 500 Red channel
ZEISS CLARUS 500 Red channel

Red channel

Red channel

Red channel images reveal the choroid in more detail. This can be helpful in visualizing choroidal lesions such as nevi or tumors.

ZEISS CLARUS 500 Green channel
ZEISS CLARUS 500 Green channel

Green channel

Green channel

Green channel images provide excellent contrast of the retina, especially of vasculature and hemorrhages.

ZEISS CLARUS 500 Blue channel
ZEISS CLARUS 500 Blue channel

Blue channel

Blue channel

Blue channel images increase visibility of the anterior retinal layers, allowing easier visualization of the retinal nerve fiber layer and epiretinal membranes.

ZEISS CLARUS 500 White paper

Powered by Broad Line Technology: Download a free white paper

This white paper explains Broad Line Fundus Imaging – the technology that powers ZEISS CLARUS 500 – and its benefits for capturing fundus autofluorescence (FAF) images on the device.

Exceptional clarity

ZEISS CLARUS 500 captures clear and accurate images from the macula to the far periphery. Early indications of disease can often be subtle and difficult to see through direct observation or low resolution fundus imaging. Leveraging ZEISS optics, ZEISS CLARUS 500 is an ultra-widefield retinal camera that captures a high-resolution image down to 7 microns.

Exceptional clarity

From the macula to the periphery with ONE system

Legacy ultra-widefield imaging systems require doctors to maintain a traditional high-resolution fundus camera for optic nerve and macular disease diagnosis and management. ZEISS CLARUS 500 is the first and only fundus imaging system to provide True Color and clarity within an ultra-wide field of view, enabling clinicians to capture high-resolution fundus images from macula to the far periphery.

Watch Jean-François Korobelnik, MD, University of Bordeaux, France share his experience using the ZEISS CLARUS 500.

Ultra-widefield image of a healthy eye

Ultra-widefield image of a healthy eye

Ultra-widefield image of a healthy eye

Dry age-related macular degeneration

Dry age-related macular degeneration

Dry age-related macular degeneration

GA on CLARUS 500
FAF-Blue image of geographic atrophy

FAF-Blue image of geographic atrophy

FAF-Blue image of geographic atrophy

FAF-Green image of dry age-related macular degeneration


Simple, stable and intuitive, ZEISS CLARUS 500 is an ultra-widefield retinal camera that has been purposefully designed to optimize each patient's experience.


A satisfying patient experience

By bringing the optics to the patient, ZEISS CLARUS 500 helps create a comfortable, satisfying patient experience that provides images free of obstructions, such as lids and lashes, and requires fewer recaptures.

Stable headrest and chinrest of CLARUS 500

A stable and neutral head and chin rest brings the optics to the patient, facilitating an easier and more comfortable scan.

Ability to swivel the device

The ability to swivel the device between the right and left eye helps technicians capture a high quality image without realigning the patient.

Fewer recaptures with Live IR Preview.

The Live IR Preview in ZEISS CLARUS 500 allows the technician to optimize alignment – intervene with lid and lash, and remove image artifacts before capturing an image. The result is fewer image captures for the patient and a more efficient imaging process for the practice.


  • Product video

  • Testimonial videos


  • CLARUS 500 Product Brochure EN

    Pages: 10
    File size: 1 MB
  • CLARUS 500 Analysis and Interpretation How-to guide EN

    Pages: 8
    File size: 1 MB



  • Imaging Modes
    True Color (with Red, Green and Blue channel separation)
    Infrared reflectance
    External eye image (ocular surface)
    Field of View (measured from the center of the eye)
    133º Widefield (one image)
    200º Ultra-widefield (two images)
    up to 267º Montage (up to six images)
    7.3 μm
    Pupil Diameter
    2.5 mm (minimum)
    Working Distance
    25 mm (patient’s eye – front lens)
    Compensation for ametropia
    - 24 D to + 20 D continuous
    Light Sources
    Red LED, 585–640 nm
    Green LED, 500–585 nm
    Blue LED, 435–500 nm
    Infrared laser diode, 785 nm
    Automatic Operations


    Acquisition Speed
    Live IR Preview, 10 frames/second
    Image Capture, ≤ 0.2 seconds
  • Acquisition Device Weight
    ~23.6 kg
    Acquisition Device Dimensions (W x D x H)
    362 mm x 546 mm x 676 mm
    Table Specifications
    Wheelchair accessible, electronic lift
    Instrument Table Dimensions (W x D x H): 916 mm x 615 mm x 711 - 925 mm
    Instrument Table Weight: ~38 kg
    Input Power
    At-Instrument Computer Weight: ~8.5 kg
    100–240VAC, 50/60 Hz
    IEC 60601-1 Class I
  • Monitor
    22" Full HD MVA LCD with LED Backlight
    1920 x 1080
    Intel® 6th Generation Core i5-6500TE
    1 TB (minimum 100,000 images)
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    21.5" (54.6 cm) x 2.5" (6.4 cm) x 13.75" (34.9 cm)
    ~8.5 kg
    Touch Screen

    Capacitive, Multi-Touch

    USB 3.0 x 4; RS-232 x 2; 1.5kV Isolated Gigabit Ethernet Port x 2; HDMI; and DisplayPort
    Operating System
    Windows 10
    VESA 75/100 mm