Since its inauguration in 2016, the A R I Network, a global consortium of renowned doctors, clinicians, and scientists, has collaborated with ZEISS to advance the field of retinal imaging to drive further discovery and breakthroughs of new clinical applications for diseases affecting the retina. Having access to the latest Swept-Source OCT technology from ZEISS and with its Open Innovation approach, the A R I Network enables the exchange of ideas between members from around the world, facilitating collaboration to accelerate OCT development with ZEISS scientists. To date, the A R I Network has over 90 ongoing collaborative efforts to advance clinical practice and patient care, with over 45 publications and 60 posters.
“The A R I Network is a perfect example of how ZEISS collaborates with experts in their fields to develop new innovative solutions to advance patient care and to bring these technologies to everyday clinical use,” says Dr. Ludwin Monz, President, and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec.
As a result of the A R I Network collaboration, new advanced technologies are being integrated into the PLEX® Elite 9000 Swept-Source OCT / OCTA platform from ZEISS to further doctors’ understanding and analysis of the critical vasculature of the eye. Among these advancements include visualization tools enabling wider and deeper imaging of the eye, for improved visualization of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Retinopathy. These new visualization technologies developed for PLEX Elite have been integrated into the CIRRUS® OCT and OCT Angiography platforms for use in daily clinical practice. Both instruments along with the recently launched ultra-widefield fundus imaging system, CLARUSTM 500, are part of ZEISS’ comprehensive diagnostic portfolio.
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