Cleaning and disinfecting ZEISS ophthalmic devices

To help ensure proper cleaning, ZEISS provides specific instructions for use that include disinfectant guidelines which can be found in the user manuals. With very little impact to the daily workflow, ZEISS ophthalmic devices can be easily cleaned and disinfected by healthcare professionals between each patient exam.

IMPORTANT: It is always recommended to follow cleaning instructions outlined in the user manual for each ZEISS instrument.

Frequently asked questions

What solvents can be used to clean ZEISS device surfaces?

ZEISS recommends a disinfectant such as isopropyl alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol contains 70% alcohol, which is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please refer to the device user manual for a list of other appropriate cleaning and disinfecting agents.

Can the OCT lenses be cleaned and with what frequency?

Yes. As specified in section 11.3.4 of the CIRRUS user manual (Cleaning Heavy Contamination), lenses should be cleaned using only water, isopropyl alcohol and acetone. Up to 99% isopropyl alcohol can be used for cleaning CIRRUS optical surfaces.

Cleaning of optical surfaces can be done as much as needed (such as between patients), but there will be an increased risk of damage to the optical surfaces if hard particles are present on the surface and too much pressure is applied. Be sure to follow user manual cleaning protocols.

Can the HFA bowl be cleaned and how?

The cleaning of Humphrey® perimeters is unique because of the delicate surfaces of the perimeter’s bowl and optics. We have detailed cleaning instructions on how to treat your Humphrey perimeter and the testing room, for your staff and your patient’s safety. Also included is new guidance on how to clean the bowl, specifically, should the clinic determine that such cleaning is desired.

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