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NEW Smart HD Scans

Automatically center on fovea

Target critical areas when you most need it

Cirrus HD

NEW! ChamberView™ image

The first retinal OCT with Anterior Chamber imaging


Advancing SMART OCT

As the world’s leading OCT innovator, ZEISS has been at the forefront of industry-defining advancements that have made OCT standard of care. Today, that leadership continues with new clinical assessment tools for CIRRUS 5000 and 500.

World's leading OCT
CIRRUS photo
The complete package for
fundus and OCT
  Model 5000
The clinical powerhouse OCT
Model 500
The essential OCT
Model 800
The versatile multi-modality Imager
Model 600
The smart imaging combo
AngioPlex OCT Angiography*
Smart HD Scan Patterns

En Face Reports     
FastTrac™ Retinal Tracking system      
Advanced RPE Analysis      
Macular Thickness and Change Analysis
Macular Thickness Normative Data
PanoMap Analysis

Gangion Cell Analysis    
Guided Progression Analysis™ (GPA™)
ONH & RNFL OU Analysis with normative data

HD Angle*

Angle-to-Angle Wide Scan*

HD Cornea*

Angle Visualization
Central Corneal Thickness •  • 
Fundus Imaging        
Technology Line Scanning  Ophthalmoscope Live OCT Fundus™ 5.0 magepixel CCD camera 5.0 megapixel CCD camera
Color Imaging    
Fundus Autofluorescence     Standard** Standard**
Fluorescein Angiography
ICG Angiography

Technical Specifications

OCT scanning speed (A-scan/sec) 27,000-68,0003 27,000-68,0003 27,000 27,000
OCT Axial resolution (in tissue)
5 μm
5 μm 5 μm 5 μm
Minimum pupil diameter
2 mm
2 mm
2 mm (OCT)
3.3 mm (fundus camera)
2 mm (OCT)
3.3 mm (fundus camera)
Fundus Image field of view
36 x 30 degrees
36 x 22 degrees
45 degrees
30 degress (small pupil mode)
45 degrees
30 degress (small pupil mode)
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  • Highlights
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    Advancing Smart OCT

    for Anterior Segment, Glaucoma and Retina
    • Anterior Segment Premier Module
    • PanoMap Wide-Field Display
    • Smart HD Scans
    • En face report

    Learn more, download datasheet here
    Measurement centering with Foveafinder

    Visualization at the speed of CIRRUS

    Analyzing a single pathology from multiple views provides comprehensive insight and analysis of the clinical situation. How this helps you:

    • Spot small areas of pathology. Tightly spaced B-scans, (either 30 or 47 μm apart), in the cube ensure that small areas of pathology are imaged. For reference, a human hair is about 40-120 μm in diameter.
    • Visualize the fovea. Scans that are spaced further apart than in the CIRRUS cube may miss the central fovea.
    • Fuel for analysis. Millions of data points from the cube are fed into the Zeiss proprietary algorithms for accurate segmentation, reproducible measurements and registration for change analysis.
    • Take the pressure off the operator. As long as the scan is placed in the vicinity of the fovea or optic nerve, the software automatically centers the measurements after the capture.
    • See the tissue from different perspectives. View the cube data from all angles, with 3D rendering, OCT fundus images and Advanced Visualization™.
    • Future ready. Previously captured CIRRUS cubes can be analyzed using new analyses.

    Measurement centering with Foveafinder

    Tracking at the speed of CIRRUS

    FastTrac™ reduces eye motion artifacts without sacrificing patient throughput with a proprietary scan acquisition strategy, high speed 20 Hz LSO camera, and single-pass alignment scanning
    With FastTrac, scan at the highest resolution at the same location at each visit.

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    Assessment at the speed of CIRRUS

    Measurement centering with FoveaFinder and AutoCenter

    On the macula, the unique FoveaFinder technology ensures the ETDRS and ganglion cell plus inner plexiform layer measurement frameworks are centered on the fovea.

    AutoCenter™ function automatically centers the 3.4 mm diameter peripapillary RNFL calculation circle around the disc for precise placement and repeatable registration. The placement of the circle is not operator dependent. Accuracy, registration and reproducibility are assured.

    Measurement centering with Foveafinder

    Manage at the speed of CIRRUS

    Guided Progression Analysis (GPA™) for Assessing RNFL and Optic Disc Change

    GPA™ compares RNFL thickness and optic disc measurements over time and determines if statistically significant change has occurred.

    Focal Progression Analysis – Up to 6 progression maps are compared to two baselines. Areas of statistically significant change are color-coded yellow when first noted and then red when the change is sustained over consecutive visits.
    Trend Analysis with Rate of Change – RNFL thickness values are plotted over time. Trends are calculated and confidence intervals are shaded when rate of change is statistically significant

  • Specifications
    OCT Imaging Model 5000 Model 500
    Methodology Spectral domain OCT Spectral domain OCT
    Optical source Superluminescent diode (SLD), 840 nm Superluminescent diode (SLD), 840 nm
    Scan speed 27K- 68K A-scans per second 27K - 68K A-scans per second
    A-scan 2.0 mm (in tissue), 1024 2.0 mm (in tissue), 1024
    Axial resolution 5 μm (in tissue) 5 μm (in tissue)
    Transverse resolution 15 μm (in tissue) 15 μm (in tissue)
    Fundus Imaging Model 5000 Model 500
    Methodology Line scanning opthalmoscope (LSO) Live OCT Fundus™
    Live fundus image During alignment and during OCT scan  During alignment 
    Optical source Superluminescent diode (SLD), 750 nm  Superluminescent diode (SLD), 840 nm 
    Field of view 36 degrees W x 30 degrees H  36 degrees W x 22 degrees H 
    Frame rate > 20 Hz  > 1.7 Hz 
    Transverse resolution 25 μm (in tissue)  45 μm (in tissue) 
    Iris Imaging Model 5000 Model 500
    Methodology  CCD camera  CCD camera 
    Resolution  1280 x 1024  1280 x 1024 
    Live iris image  During alignment  During alignment 
    Electrical and Physical Model 5000 Model 500
    Weight 80 lbs (36 kg)  76 lbs (34 kg) 
    Dimensions of instrument 26L x 18W x 21H (in)
    65L x 46W x 53H (cm) 
    26L x 18W x 21H (in)
    65L x 46W x 53H (cm) 
    Dimensions of table 39L x 22W (in)
    99L x 56W (cm) 
    39L x 22W (in)
    99L x 56W (cm) 
    Fixation Internal, external  Internal, external 
    Internal fixation focus adjustment -20D to +20D (diopters)  -20D to +20D (diopters) 
    Electrical rating (115V) Single Phase, 100–120V~ systems: 50/60Hz, 5A  Single Phase, 100–120V~ systems: 50/60Hz, 5A 
    Electrical rating (230V) Single Phase, 220–240V~ systems: 50/60Hz, 2.5A  Single Phase, 220–240V~ systems: 50/60Hz, 2.5A 
    Internal Computer Model 5000 Model 500
    Operating system/processor Windows® 7, 4th generation i7 Intel® processor Windows® 7, 4th generation i7 Intel® processor
    Memory 16 GB 16 GB
    Hard drive/internal storage ≥ 2 T
    > 200,000 scans
    ≥ 2 T
    > 200,000 scans
    Display Integrated 19“ color flat panel display Integrated 19“ color flat panel display
    USB ports 6 ports 6 ports

    Third Party Software and Hardware

    The following hardware and software is compatible with the CIRRUS ™ HD-OCT:

    Virus Scanning
    The CIRRUS HD-OCT Software has been tested with Microsoft® Security Essentials, but anti-virus software does not come pre-installed. When installing your anti-virus software per the manufacturer’s recommendations, configure it so it does not scan automatically, as this may interrupt the operation of the CIRRUS instrument or your review station.

    Virus scans and virus definition updates must be launched manually or scheduled to run when patient data acquisitions are not actively being performed on the CIRRUS equipment.

    Operating Systems
    Software Compatibility

    • CIRRUS Version 7.6/8.1 Software: Windows 8.1 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 7 SP1 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012 R2.
    • CIRRUS Version 9.0 (and higher): Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012 R2.

    Restrictions (see notes): 9

    Compatible Printers

    • Brother HL-2700CN*
    • EPSON WorkForce 60
    • HP 3520
    • HP 6000*
    • HP 6980*
    • HP 6988*
    • Samsung CLP-415NW**
    • Samsung C1810W**
    • Postscript Compatible printers**

    *Only approved for 4000/400.
    **Must use generic Postscript printer driver pre-installed on instrument

    Restrictions (see notes): 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8

    Network Switches

    • Interface speed: 10/100/1000 Mb/s
    • Interface connectors: RJ-45
    • Cable detection: MDI/MDI-X (automatic straight-through or crossover cable detection)
    • Supported standards: IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab, and 802.3x

    Restrictions (see notes): 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, & 7

    Network Attached Storage

    • NAS Drive

    Restrictions (see notes): 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, & 7

    Other External Devices

    • External DVD-RAM Drive

    Restrictions (see notes): 1, 2, 4, 5, & 7

    • USB Hub

    Restrictions (see notes): 1, 2, & 3

    • USB (Key Type) Storage Devices

    Restrictions (see notes): 1, 2, & 3

    Restriction notes

    1. Device must be CD-Marked for use in EU
    2. Device must have Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and FCC approval for use in the US.
    3. Device must be powered by USB port only.
    4. Device must be outside the patient environment (at least 1.5 meters away), unless used with an isolation transformer.
    5. Do not use with an extension cord or power strip.
    6. Use unshielded network cables (UTP) only.
    7. Do not share the same wall outlet with the CIRRUS HD-OCT.
    8. Contact Carl Zeiss Meditec for compatible printer driver version(s).
    9. Refer to Software Installation Instructions for minimum system requirements.


    Scan Acquisition Quick Reference Guide

    This document provides a step-by-step guide to scan acquisition on the CIRRUS HD-OCT Model 5000 and CIRRUS HD-OCT Model 500 including basic scanning technique and advanced tips.

    Quick reference guide for the CIRRUS HD-OCT Model 5000

    Quick reference guide for the CIRRUS HD-OCT Model 500

    This reference identifies each of the retinal layers.
    View retinal layers

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  • Education

    CME Webinar Series

    Advanced Optical Coherence Tomography Applications for the Retina Specialist

    Advanced OCT Webinars

    Take advantage of our ON-DEMAND webinars available for a limited time. The session will require a pre and post test, and for you to register on the site. Please click on the links below to access the webinars.


    Webinar 1 (Expired, but content can still be viewed here)

    Webinar 2

    Webinar 3

    Webinar 4 




  • Image Gallery
  • Videos

    Symposium Presentations

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    The Glaucoma Power Duo

    Structure & Function

    Steven D. Vold, MD
    Founder and CEO, Vold Vision

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    Your Retina Care

    SriniVas R. Sadda, MD
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
    Director, Medical Retina Service, Doheny Eye Institute

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    Boost Your Practice Efficiency

    FORUM® Eye Care Data Management

    Rishi P. Singh, MD
    Retina Specialist, Cleveland Clinic

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    21st Century Glaucoma Management

    The Importance of Structure and Function

    Nathan Radcliffe, MD
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Educational Presentations

    Evolving Paradigms in
    Glaucoma Management

    Nathan Radcliffe, MD

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    Enhanced Connectivity:
    CIRRUS HD-OCT version
    5.2 and FORUM

    Peter L. Sonkin, MD

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    Spectral Domain OCT: What
    You See Isn't What you Get

    Brandon J. Lujan, MD

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    ZEISS Academy @Vision Expo

    CIRRUS SmartCube

    Michael Chaglasian, OD
    Richard Madonna, OD, FAAO

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    Growing Your Practice with
    Forum Eye Care Data

    Craig Thomas, OD

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    21st Century Glaucoma Management

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  • More Information

    ZEISS AngioPlex OCT Angiography

    Making the revolutionary, routine.

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    Introducing ZEISS AngioPlex OCT Angiography

    Ultra-clear visualization of microvascular blood flow using non-invasive CIRRUS™ OCT Angiography

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    Certainty at the speed of CIRRUS

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    CIRRUS HD-OCT 5000 and 500

    Technical Specifications

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    How to read the reports

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    ZEISS Progression Analysis Tools

    Managing your glaucoma patients with certainty

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    Exploring the Eye With CIRRUS HD-OCT

    Wall poster

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