Scalable ophthalmology software for better workflow efficiency

FORUM® from ZEISS is a scalable and flexible ophthalmic data management solution. It streamlines practice workflows by connecting your devices and providing access to all patient examination data which allows you to make confident decisions at a glance.

Streamline your workflow

Decide with confidence

Simplify your environment

Learn how to increase your workflow efficiency with ZEISS FORUM

Streamline your workflow

Save time, space, material and costs
ZEISS FORUM enables a fully electronic workflow which e.g. allows you to send patient demographics automatically to the instrument. Paper handling and manual patient registration on instruments become a thing of the past. A completely paperless workflow environment lets you save on storage space, filing cabinets as well as costs for printouts, ink and printers.

Wolfgang J. Mayer et. al. LMU University Eye Hospital, Munich, Germany

Assuming a volume of 30 patients per day, our analysis projected a saving of about 5 weeks of work time per year and almost 10,000 euros in printing costs.

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ZEISS FORUM OCT Navigator ophthalmic data management

Decide with confidence

ZEISS FORUM facilitates clinical case visualization by preparing ophthalmic data and images in a way that lets you decide with confidence. With unique features and workplaces for glaucoma, retina and cataract, ZEISS FORUM effectively supports patient care.

Rishi Singh, MD Cleveland Clinic, USA

Using ZEISS FORUM has allowed me to improve my practice efficiency, review high volumes of data quickly, and make better decisions for my patients.

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Simplify your environment

ZEISS FORUM integrates conveniently into your existing IT infrastructure using established standards as well as customized tools. By centrally storing and managing all examination data it ensures patient record consistency across the network, including EMR, HIS, DICOM and non-DICOM instruments, from ZEISS as well as other manufacturers. In addition, the multi-site solution of ZEISS FORUM ensures that consistent patient data is available and shared across multiple sites.

Tim Sengpiehl IT Departement, St. Johannes-Hospital, Dortmund, Germany

We fully integrated ZEISS FORUM in our hospital IT landscape. Connections with our EMR system (Orbis) and the hospital-wide PACS are both functioning smoothly.

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ZEISS FORUM ophthalmic pacs health care professionals

Health care professional

  • Unique clinical decision support with plug-ins for cataract, glaucoma and retinal diseases
  • Supports confident decisions through single-click data transfer and intuitive displays – giving you more time for your patients
  • Reduces data management complexity in your daily routine by connecting all your devices
ZEISS FORUM ophthalmology software CEOs


  • Helps to maintain the highest possible standards of care through a digital workflow
  • Increases your workflow efficiency – saving time, space and money
  • State-of-the-art ophthalmology PACS1: supports efficient patient education and a convenient data exchange with colleagues
ZEISS FORUM ophthalmic data management

IT administration

  • Offers a new level of data safety through integration with a VNA for centralized data storage, encrypted database and secure backup
  • Increases user administration efficiency via LDAP and SSO
  • 'Peace of mind’ through compliance with relevant IT standards, easy integration and data consistency

Explore the right ZEISS FORUM offering for you

ZEISS FORUM Office – Preinstalled ophthalmology software on a powerful PC

ZEISS FORUM Office is a solution designed to fit small to medium-sized practices. It comes installed on a high-performance computer and allows you to benefit immediately from all ZEISS FORUM advantages – without the need for an extensive IT support. It can be customized to meet your needs from EMR integration through to adding additional instruments, FORUM viewers and workplaces from ZEISS.

ZEISS FORUM Enterprise – For smooth integration into your IT landscape

ZEISS FORUM Enterprise is a comprehensive ophthalmic data management solution designed for hospitals and large clinic groups looking for seamless integration with existing IT landscapes (EMR, HIS) and diagnostic instruments as well as improved workflow efficiency. It smoothly integrates across the enterprise, with VNA, enables centralized user administration (LDAP) and supports SSO to assist your clinical work in the best way possible.

Options & accessories

ZEISS FORUM OCT Navigator ophthalmology software


ZEISS FORUM OCT Navigator allows you to review and navigate simultaneously through up to three OCT images from any vendor complying with the DICOM standard.

ZEISS FORUM Advanced Data Export ophthalmology software

ZEISS FORUM Advanced Data Export

ZEISS FORUM Advanced Data Export enables you to extract DICOM data from ZEISS FORUM according to your individual filter criteria and to use them for further analysis.

ZEISS FORUM ASSIST match ophthalmology software


ZEISS FORUM ASSIST match is an efficient software tool designed to quickly find and consolidate duplicate patient records stored in the FORUM database.

ZEISS FORUM LINK net ophthalmology software


ZEISS FORUM LINK net allows integration of instruments without DICOM interface into the data management workflow of ZEISS FORUM.

EQ Workplace ophthalmology software

EQ Workplace

ZEISS EQ Workplace software for cataract surgery allows you to access ZEISS IOLMaster and other diagnostic data, calculate, select and order IOLs and prepare your surgery for ZEISS CALLISTO eye – anytime, anywhere.

Retina Workplace ophthalmology software

Retina Workplace

ZEISS Retina Workplace combines ZEISS CIRRUS HD-OCT, AngioPlex® OCT Angiography and CLARUS® HD ultra-widefield fundus imaging to enable dynamic data review on a single intuitive screen.

Glaucoma Workplace ophthalmology software

Glaucoma Workplace

ZEISS Glaucoma Workplace is a clinical application that lets you analyze side-by-side progression data from CIRRUS HD-OCT and HFA at a glance.


Portfolio brochure
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Testimonial brochure
page(s): 6
file size: 440 kB

FORUM 4.2 from ZEISS
Comprehensive eye care data management for better workflow efficiency
page(s): 2
file size: 564 kB

FORUM Office from ZEISS
Version 3.0
page(s): 3
file size: 1 MB

OCT Navigator
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file size: 205 kB

FORUM Advanced Data Export from ZEISS
For the optimal use of your data
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Connecting non-DICOM instruments to efficient data management flow – easy and fast
page(s): 2
file size: 1,194 kB

FORUM ASSIST match from ZEISS Version 1.5
Fast identification of patient record inconsistencies
page(s): 2
file size: 172 kB

Hospital IT Integration Module
page(s): 2
file size: 443 kB

AugenCentrum Rosenheim, Germany
page(s): 4
file size: 333 kB

Dardenne Eye Clinic Bonn
page(s): 4
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ZEISS FORUM Success Story
Plymouth Royal Eye Infirmary, UK
page(s): 4
file size: 293 kB

Professional IT Services from ZEISS
at the LMU University Eye Hospital in Munich
page(s): 4
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FORUM Archive

FORUM Viewer






Intel Core i5 - 6. Generation Quad Core or similar

Intel Core i5 - 6. Generation Quad Core or similar

Intel Core i5 - 6. Generation Quad Core or similar

Free RAM

8 GB min. *

8 GB min. *

8 GB min .*

Free hard disc capacity

recommended 200 GB

recommended 8 GB

recommended 8 GB

Screen resolution

1280 x 800 pixels minimum
1680 x 1050 pixels or higher

1280 x 800 pixels minimum
1680 x 1050 pixels or higher

1280 x 800 pixels minimum
1680 x 1050 pixels or higher

Operating system

Windows 7 (64 Bit) with Service Pack 1,
Windows 8.1 (64 Bit),
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 Bit) with Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012 R2,
Windows 10 (64 Bit), Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019

Windows 7 (32 Bit and 64 Bit) with Service Pack 1,
Windows 8.1 (64 Bit),
Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 Bit) with Service Pack 1 or Windows Terminal Server 2008 R2 (64 Bit),
Windows Server 2012 R2,
Windows 10 (64 Bit), Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019

macOS Mojave 10.14
macOS Catalina 10.15

* Considers full installation including plug-ins

Recommended hardware


ZEISS FORUM Office* (Hardware included)


Dell PC, OptiPlex Mini Tower


High-performance Intel® Core i7-8700 (6 Core/12MB/12T/up to 4,6GHz/65W)

Free RAM

32 GB internal RAM

Free hard disc capacity

1x 256 GB SSD and 3x 2 TB HDD to support high availability during PC operation with additional image and data backup

Screen resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

Operating system

Windows 10 (64-bit)


24" LED monitor


mouse, keyboard and optional network equipment

* For the minimum requirements of additional FORUM Viewer please refer to FORUM 4.2


Intel Pentium, 1.8 GHz (or faster)


1 GB min.

Operating system

Windows 7 SP1 (32 bit or 64 bit), 8.1, 10, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012, 2012 R2


Super VGA 800 x 600 pixel or higher

Additional hardware

Keyboard and mouse

Requirements on the instrument side

Network connection

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