MEL 80
MEL 80

MEL 80

High performance meets versatility

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MEL 80 Excimer Laser

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    MEL 80 Excimer Laser

    High performance meets versatility

    The MEL® 80 is a top quality ZEISS product, designed to make the correction of vision defects even safer, more patient-friendly and individual. All the parameters of this modern work platform are oriented towards increasing efficiency, achieving optimum treatment results and the rapid recovery of vision. Key factors here are the high ablation rate and the high-performance eyetracker system.

    MEL 80 is the excimer laser with a wide field of application, including

    • Femto-LASIK
    • LASIK


    Added to this are tangible benefits for your daily work such as the overall ergonomic design concept and the economical operation of the system. Reap the advantages of an investment which is forward-looking, practical and profitable!

    The MEL 80 is only available for sale in the US. Internationally the excimer laser system MEL 90 is available. For further information read more on 90.

  • Technical Data
    Laser data
    Type ArF excimer laser
    Wavelength 193 nm
    Frequency 250 Hz
    Aiming beam diode 650 nm (laser class 1)
    Device Data
    Weight of MEL® 80 290 kg incl. gas cylinder
    Weight of patient supporting system 232 kg
    Dimensions (Laser, W x D x H) 800 x 1550 x 1490 mm
    Dimensions including patient supporting system (W x D x H) 1800 x 3140 x 1490 mm
    Power supply 100 V AC; 50/60 Hz; 17.5 A
    120 V AC; 50/60 Hz; 14.6 A
    208, 220, 230, 240 V AC; 50/60 Hz; 7.9 A
    Gas supply Integrated ArF-Premix cylinder 10 l
    Surgical microscope OPMI® pico with integrated video camera
    Active eye tracker
    Infrared, pupil and limbus tracking, 1050 frames per second (fps)
    CCA+ (plume removal system) Integrated in device
    Spot scanning-parameters
    Beam dimensions 0.7 mm FWHM (Full width at half maximum), Gaussian beam profile
    Area ablation Programmed PTK shaping
  • Applications

    MEL 80 - the excimer laser with a broad portfolio of applications

    With the MEL® 80 and the VisuMax®, ZEISS has assembled top-of-the-line products as a seamlessly coordinated system solution, including precise flap cutting and highly accurate refractive correction.  


    Femto-LASIK with MEL 80 excimer laser and VisuMax femtosecond system

    When you want to see a better performance

    Combined with VisuMax femtosecond laser, MEL 80 excimer laser offers an optimally coordinated system solution for refractive laser surgery – for a convenient workflow, efficient patient management and the best possible results.

    High-precision flaps created by the VisuMax on the one hand, specially optimized ablation profiles, very short ablation time, an active eyetracker with excellent feedback times and an ultrarapid IR camera catching both pupil and limbus on the MEL 80 on the other hand help surgeons to produce excellent results.

    Through the combined use of the pivoting patient supporting system between the VisuMax femtosecond system and MEL 80 excimer laser, patient transfers between surgical steps are just a quick turn. Furthermore the fast MEL 80´s short ablation time reduces procedure time. The treatment planning and data entry needs to be done only at one laser since the systems communicate with each other. Both, the patient and the surgeon experiences the Femto-LASIK surgery as a fast, integrated process.

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    Specially optimized ablation profiles, very short ablation time, an active eyetracker with excellent feedback times and an ultrarapid IR camera catching both pupil and limbus on the MEL 80 help surgeons to achieve excellent results with their LASIK treatments. The treatment planning and data entry can either be done on the MEL 80 or with the optional CRS-Master.

  • Benefits

    MEL 80 strenghts

    The excimer with the broadest performance scope

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    Optimum workflow and greater comfort

    • Broad portfolio of applications
    • Rapid workflow at the push of a button
    • No need for flushing gas systems and extra gas cylinders
    • Simple fluence test
    • Intuitive software
    • Seamless data transfer to VisuMax®
    • Easy installation
    • Short start-up time
    • Ergonomically designed workstation
    • CCA+ plume removal system
    • Swivel-type patient supporting system
    MEL80 Produktdetai

    Everything's under control – for excellent results

    • Gentle treatment: extremely rapid recovery of vision
    • Only flying-spot laser where the eyetracker´s response time is shorter than the time between two consecutive laser pulses
  • Services


    Support whenever you need it

    Do you rely on high system availability? If your answer is yes, then why not consider our ZEISS OPTIME service agreements, which are designed to ensure the readiness of your medical equipment at all times.

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    MEL 80

    High performance meets versatility

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    LASIK with MEL 80

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    PRK with MEL 80

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    LASIK refractive surgery - Interview: Prof. D. Reinstein reports on his experiences

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    PRK refractive surgery - Interview: Prof. J. Marshall reports on his experiences

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