FORUM Office
Acquire data management out-of-the-box. ZEISS FORUM Office
ZEISS Glaucoma Workplace
Simplifying the complex. ZEISS Glaucoma Workplace

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Helps assess macular disease in seconds. Retina Workplace from ZEISS

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For small and medium-sized practices


FORUM® Office from ZEISS is an intuitive software solution preinstalled on a powerful, state-of-the-art computer. It enables access to all exam data from diagnostic workstations simultaneously and connects with DICOM compliant instruments from ZEISS. Also, it can be customized to meet most practices’ individual needs, from integration with electronic medical record systems to adding more instruments, workstation viewers and Workplaces from ZEISS. Of course, FORUM from ZEISS is also available as a software only version.

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    ZEISS FORUM Streamline your workflow

    Streamline your workflow

    Efficiency is key in today`s eye care facilities. ZEISS FORUM greatly simplifies overall clinical workflow. It creates the basis for fast, confident decisions and saves you time, space, material and costs.

    • Save time
      With ZEISS FORUM, paper handling and manual patient demographic data registration on every instrument are a thing of the past. Patient demographics are sent to the instrument via the worklist with a single mouse click.
    • Save space
      A completely paperless workflow environment lets you save on storage space and filing cabinets. Also there is no longer any need to manually search for archived documents.
    • Save material and costs
      Your annual costs for printouts, ink and for maintaining paper archives and printers are greatly reduced, if not eliminated entirely.
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    ZEISS FORUM Decide with confidence

    Decide with confidence

    FORUM from ZEISS 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.

    ZEISS FORUM Simplify your environment

    Simplify your environment

    ZEISS FORUM integrates conveniently into your existing IT infrastructure using recognized standards, as well as customized tools. It also centrally stores and manages all examination data, creating data consistency across the board – letting you achieve a whole new level of data mastery.

  • Options & Accessories

    Enlarge and enhance your FORUM world

    ZEISS FORUM Retina Workplace

    ZEISS Retina Workplace

    Helps assess macular diseases in seconds

    Retina Workplace is the ophthalmology software from ZEISS that supports you in managing macular diseases such as wet AMD or macular edema, as well as patients undergoing anti-VEGF therapy.

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    ZEISS Glaucoma Workplace

    Streamline your decision-making

    Doctors want the ability to analyze progression data in their office – and now, with Glaucoma Workplace from ZEISS, they have it. ZEISS Glaucoma Workplace offers side-by-side progression data from both the CIRRUS® HD-OCT and Humphrey® Field Analzyer (HFA®) instruments. Integrating individual data sets into a single visualization helps to guide your assessments by spotlighting changes in progression that could impact disease management. Monitor your patient’s treatment with trend analysis for both structure and function that shows progression over time.

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    Connecting non-DICOM instruments to efficient data management flow

    More and more eye care practices are converting to digital data management. Yet the integration and documentation of data from many diagnostic instruments which do not comply to the DICOM standard continues to be very cumbersome. Until now.

    With FORUM LINK net from ZEISS, instruments from other manufacturers which do not have a DICOM interface can now also be seamlessly integrated into the enhanced ZEISS FORUM data management workflow. Images or reports from instruments without DICOM interface can be transferred and associated to the correct patient record in ZEISS FORUM, where they are stored as DICOM files. Patient demographics do not have to be keyed in, but rather can be selected from worklists created in ZEISS FORUM.




    Fast identification of patient record inconsistencies

    When migrating legacy data from different diagnostic instruments to the data management environment of FORUM, patient record inconsistencies such as duplicate files may occur. Irregularities such as alternate name spellings or patient IDs should be quickly removed and duplicate records merged.

    ZEISS FORUM ASSIST match is a highly efficient software tool designed to quickly find duplicate patient records stored in the FORUM Archive. It can save practices a tremendous amount of time, effort and cost in manually locating and eliminating these types of irregularities. After ZEISS FORUM ASSIST match has identified the duplicate records, they can be quickly and easily merged.

    * The displayed sample patient data is completely fictional. Any similarities to real persons are therefore purely coincidental.

  • Minimum Requirements

    Minimum requirements for FORUM 4.2

      FORUM Archive FORUM Viewer
    Hardware   PC iMac
    Processor 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 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
    Mac OS 10.13

    *Considers full installation including plug-ins.

    FORUM Office* (Hardware included)

    Hardware Dell PC, OptiPlex Mini Tower
    Processor High-performance Intel® Core™ i7 – 4770S
    Free RAM
    16 GB internal RAM
    Free hard disc capacity 3 x 2000 GB HDDs to support high availability during PC operation with additional image and data backup
    Screen resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
    Operating system
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit pre-activated
    Display 24“ LED monitor
    Accessories mouse, keyboard and optional network equipment

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

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    Minimum requirements for FORUM LINK net 2.0

    Processor Intel Pentium, 1.8 GHz (or faster)
    RAM 1 GB min.
    Operating system Windows 7 SP1 (32 bit or 64 bit), 8.1, 10, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012, 2012 R2
    Display Super VGA 800 x 600 pixel or higher
    Additional hardware Keyboard and mouse
    Requirements on the instrument side Network connection
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    Minimum requirements for FORUM ASSIST match 1.5*

    The minimum technical requirements for ZEISS FORUM ASSIST match 1.4 are the same as for a PC running a FORUM Archive or Viewer version 4.0, 4.1 or 4.2.

    * FORUM ASSIST match is only available with an English GUI and documentation.

    *Intel Core is a trademark of Intel. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft. iPad is a trademark of Apple.

  • Services
    ZEISS Customer Care

    ZEISS Customer Care

    Service agreements to protect your investment

    Every facet of Customer Care at ZEISS is designed to protect your investment in your equipment. Whether it is a high-end surgical microscope, an ophthalmic laser, or diagnostic equipment, we provide timely, responsive services through a national network of highly skilled technicians. Our dedication to providing the highest quality of customer care is reflected by the fact that our customers consistently rank us superior in terms of their satisfaction with our performance.

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    Testimonial Video

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    Filesize: 27.3 MB

    Product Information

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    Retina Workplace Explanation Video

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    Filesize: 5.6 MB

    FORUM Tutorial Videos

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    FORUM 4.2 Reassign Patient Data Video

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    Filesize: 19.3 MB

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    FORUM 4.2 Visit History Video

    Type of file: mp4
    Filesize: 32.4 MB

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    Product brochures

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    FORUM from ZEISS

    Enhancing eye care efficiency

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