ZEISS has been a pioneering force in the development of surgical microscopes since the 1950s. We continue to innovate technologies to keep you on the leading edge of patient care. In fact, the first surgical microscope used in ENT surgery was from ZEISS.
Hans Littmann, a physicist at ZEISS in Oberkochen, invents a microscope capable of changing magnification without changing focal length. The ZEISS Opton marks a new era in surgical microscopy.
ZEISS OPMI 1, developed based on the ideas of Horst Wullstein by Hans Littmann, is the progenitor of modern surgical microscopes. It is easier to operate and has superior coaxial lighting to other microscopes.
When surgeon Julius Jacobson wishes to allow a colleague to assist him during surgery, he contacts Carl Zeiss Inc looking for help. Dr. Littmann in response designs a microscope with adapted beam splitter.
The first microscope you used during surgery was probably from ZEISS, as well. No other company has such a long history of expertise in this field.
We believe that a microscope should enhance your performance and aid your decision-making. You need more than excellent magnification and illumination, you need state-of-the-art visualization, so that you can fully focus on your patient.
Just like outlined before, developing innovations has always been part of our DNA. And with the introduction of TIVATO® 700 and EXTARO® 300 from ZEISS at AAO-HNSF 2018 in Atlanta, GA, we continued this legacy. These latest members of our ENT surgical microscope family come with meaningful innovations in the field of
Application image courtesy of Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornung, University Clinic Erlangen, Germany