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Excimer laser solutions

A proven technology for wide-ranging refractive surgery applications

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The use of lasers in refractive surgery is a success story that stretches back nearly three decades. It is also a story that is closely linked to the excimer laser, which has played a decisive role in helping to shape developments in the field. These lasers have a long, proven track record as safe, efficient and effective vision correction solutions for a wide range of refractive errors, including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of ophthalmic solutions, ZEISS has helped to pioneer several advancements in this area. It introduced the first ever commercially available excimer laser for use in corneal refractive surgery in 1986. The company’s comprehensive excimer laser treatment knowledge and experience is acknowledged worldwide.

How the technology works

An excimer laser uses ultraviolet (UV) light with short wavelengths to emit a cool, non-thermal beam. Vision correction with this type of laser is frequently referred to as a cold ablation. As a surgical tool, it enables pinpoint application of short, high-energy pulses to reshape the cornea while, at the same time, preventing collateral damage to the surrounding tissue. Excimer units from ZEISS also offer the advantage of not requiring a high-voltage power connection. They can simply be plugged into a standard electrical outlet.

Typical procedures and applications

Although the field of refractive surgery is steadily evolving, excimer laser treatment continues to account for the majority of the corneal refractive surgery procedures performed today. Of these, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, or LASIK, is the most commonly performed procedure worldwide. Other excimer laser-based surface ablation methods such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser-assisted sub-epithelial keratectomy (LASEK) continue to find widespread use, to a lesser extent also phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK).

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Excimer laser solutions for every need

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With its excimer laser treatment innovations, ZEISS continuously aims to further improve procedure safety, precision, efficiency, convenience and outcomes. Case in point: The MEL® 90 from ZEISS, one of the most advanced excimer laser systems available today. The ZEISS MEL 90 allows surgeons to flexibly choose between 250 and 500 Hz repetition rates, and to thereby benefit from an advanced ablation profile at either rate.

Precise vision correction planning

Excellent excimer laser surgery outcomes start with a precise treatment plan. With the remote treatment planning platform CRS-Master® from ZEISS, calculating a customized Laser Vision Correction for specific types of treatment is straightforward and accurate. As an advanced treatment planning option, results of the ZEISS CRS-Master can also be merged with the high-resolution images and precise measurements of the corneal topographer ATLAS® 9000 from ZEISS. It enables precise topography guided treatments. Further, the CRS-Master supports treatment planning for binocular vision corrections of presbyopic patients with PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision from ZEISS.

Covering the complete refractive surgery spectrum

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The ZEISS refractive surgery portfolio comprises state-of-the-art solutions for the entire range of laser vision correction procedures and applications. With the VisuMax® from ZEISS, it offers a groundbreaking femtosecond laser system with outstanding cutting speed and precision. When combined with the MEL 90 excimer laser, the ZEISS VisuMax offers surgeons excellent support and convenience during Femto-LASIK procedures.

Seamless communication between systems

ZEISS vision correction solutions also offer another key advantage – they seamlessly interconnect with one another. Designed to greatly facilitate the exchange of data between systems, they help to streamline treatment workflows in a number of ways. In addition to enabling fast, easy transfer of patient medical data from one system to the next, data entry errors are all but eliminated.

* Reference to clinical outcomes as compared to monovision. Data on file.