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Corneal and refractive surgery

Clinical solutions for wide-ranging vision correction applications

Doctor performing refractive surgery with VisuMax

Technology drives innovation and positive change in many areas of life – so, too, in modern eye care. In corneal surgery and refractive surgery, the introduction of the excimer laser has paved the way for wide-ranging vision correction solutions and procedures, including PRK, PTK, LASIK and other topography-guided treatments. Thirty years later, lasers continue to shape developments in the field. Femtosecond laser technology, for example, is now paving the way for minimally invasive refractive surgery techniques such as SMILE.

From the start, ZEISS played an instrumental role in helping to advance treatments of the cornea with groundbreaking technologies. In 1986, it introduced the first commercially available excimer laser system for vision correction. As an innovation leader with a feel for future developments, ZEISS has continued to pioneer laser eye surgery systems and applications as well as integrated corneal diagnostic solutions designed to effectively and efficiently support the range of corneal surgery and refractive surgery procedures.


Combination VisuMax and MEL excimer laser

Innovative laser vision correction technologies

With the VisuMax® femtosecond system from ZEISS and the MEL® 80 excimer laser from ZEISS, Carl Zeiss Meditec provides the most comprehensive range of the latest laser refractive surgery solutions. These enable you to perform state-of-the-art ReLEx® SMILE and other laser vision correction and therapeutic procedures, (e. g. Keratoplasty).


Minimally invasive surgery – the femtosecond laser

The introduction of femtosecond laser technology has opened the door for new laser vision correction techniques, most notably, small incision lenticule extraction, or SMILE. It is the first minimally invasive refractive surgery procedure. SMILE is available in all major markets globally, and offers refractive surgeons yet another treatment option. With ReLEx SMILE, ZEISS also offers the first commercially available solution for performing SMILE.

MEL 80

Refractive surgery excellence – the excimer laser

In the past, the excimer laser defined the field of corneal and refractive surgery like no other technology. For decades, these lasers were the tools of the trade for performing a wide variety of laser vision correction procedures and applications. Over the years, the technology has seen further improvements in terms of treatment safety and effectiveness – thanks in part also to innovations from ZEISS.

Excimer Laser Solutions

VisuMax MEL80 Station

Outstanding solutions for all types of treatments

ZEISS offers excellent products for a broad range of corneal surgery and refractive surgery applications. In addition to therapeutic corneal applications, it has superb solutions for numerous types of laser eye treatments. In fact, with the combined setup of ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond laser and ZEISS MEL excimer laser, ZEISS is the only company to offer a platform for performing the three major laser vision correction procedures of PRK, LASIK and SMILE.

CRS Master

Corneal and routine diagnostics

The ATLAS® 9000 from ZEISS, one of the most advanced corneal topography systems, delivers detailed surface curvature maps of the cornea.

For routine diagnostic examinations, the Essential Line portfolio from ZEISS offers a wide selection of instruments aimed at optimizing eye care workflow. Slit lamps from ZEISS deliver outstanding optical performance day in and day out.

Corneal Topography System

Basic Diagnostics Solutions

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