Reveal hidden pathology. Improve surgical outcomes.

ZEISS Diagnostics for Cataract

Maximize your cataract outcomes

As technology is refined to support efficient cataract and refractive surgery, patient expectations also continue to rise. Pre-operative screening is essential, and diagnostic devices plan an important role in the entire clinical exam.

ZEISS CIRRUS OCT and CLARUS 500 help you:
Improve patient satisfaction
Avoid surprises
Get the whole picture

Avoid Surprises

OCT scans may reveal existing pathology that may affect your course of action. With OCT, identify the right surgical candidates at the right time.

Improve Patient Satisfaction

Preoperative screening for macular pathology helps set patient expectations around the final visual outcome of the surgery.

Get the Whole Picture

With diagnostics like CIRRUS and CLARUS, an objective status of the macula is possible where there's often a disconnect between anatomical image and subjective visual acuity.

OCT for Cornea and Refractive Applications

The CIRRUS™ Anterior Segment Premier Module expands the capabilities of your CIRRUS OCT from ZEISS to include comprehensive imaging and quantification of the anterior segment for refractive surgery planning and follow-up, corneal evaluation, and glaucoma assessment.

Studies suggest that corneal epithelial thickness mapping (ETM) can be useful for pre- and post-operative refractive surgery assessment and may improve detection of form fruste keratoconus.1

  • Get a baseline of your patients corneal epithelium
  • Monitor corneal health for contact lens patients
  • Access high-definition corneal imaging with measurement tools
Epithelial Thickness Map

1. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Volume 41, Issue 4, April 2015, Pages 812-820.

Identify patients at risk for angle closure glaucoma

With CIRRUS OCT from ZEISS, use a non-contact method to identify patients at risk for angle closure glaucoma.

Identify patients at risk for angle closure glaucoma

Meet expectations without complications using OCT

Hear from leading cataract surgeons

When patients choose cataract surgery, it's often their expectation that a perfect 20/20 result with follow. Though this is often the case, it's the patient who comes in masking underlying conditions that may be left disappointed. With OCT as part of the pre-op screening, there's nothing left to chance.

Listen to four leading cataract surgeons—Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, Dr. Jeffrey Heier, Dr. John Hovanesian and Dr. Ashley Brissette—discuss the many reasons they prefer to make OCT a compulsory part of their cataract practice.


Reveal subtle pathology with ultra-widefield imaging.

Minimize surprises with CLARUS fundus imaging to meet the expectations of your demanding patients.

Gain clarity with CLARUS

Many patients undergoing cataract or refractive surgery have retinal abnormalities such as diabetic retinopathy. With CLARUS from ZEISS:

  • Aids in detecting signs of diseases like DR before surgery
  • See high-resolution details from the posterior pole to the periphery
CLARUS 500: Retinal Detachment
Retinal Detachment
CLARUS 500: Macular Hole
Macular Hole
CLARUS 500: Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Jeffrey Heier and Dr. John Hovanesian talk about ultra-widefield imaging as part of the pre- and post-operative protocol.

Widefield fundus imaging allows us to pick up a tremendous amount of pathology such as subtle retinal detachment, retinoschisis, peripheral breaks, peripheral lesions... so there's no question that's an advantage.

Dr. Jeffrey Heier

Articles, Cases & Other Media


OCT Screening Before Cataract Surgery Can Improve Outcomes

The routine use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) to screen candidates for cataract surgery can improve surgery timing and planning, give patients realistic expectations, and even lead to changes in treatment plans, results from a new study show, according to a Medscape report.

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OCT screening before cataract surgery: Three must-know diseases
Ocular Surgery News

Subtle macular changes may not be seen on clinical examination, so a high-resolution view of the retina before phaco can help set patients' postop expectations.

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Interested in learning more about ZEISS diagnostics for cataract?

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