SOURCE: Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.

August 07, 2006 09:15 ET

Carl Zeiss Develops Camera Tailored to Ophthalmology

MediLive® Trio Eye™ From Carl Zeiss Is a 3-Chip Video Camera That Delivers Highly Detailed, High-Contrast, High-Resolution Video Images

DUBLIN, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 7, 2006 -- MediLive® Trio Eye™ was designed from the ground up to fulfill the requirements of ophthalmic surgery. Users now receive clear benefits compared to other cameras: During procedures on the posterior segment of the eye with little light, they can still view bright, high-contrast images on the monitor. If the camera is used for the anterior segment, the video sequences provide details of the sclera without the "blooming" effect from excessive brightness. As a result of these advantages, the video images are ideal for presentations to colleagues or students.

Preset configurations for the posterior and anterior segments of the eye enable the MediLive® Trio Eye™ video camera to deliver brilliant images quickly and easily. This is particularly beneficial when surgeons switch between the two areas of application. Individual settings can be saved and recalled anytime at the push of a button. The various camera configurations for halogen illumination and Superlux Eye xenon illumination can also be saved in this manner. White balance thus becomes unnecessary when switching between the two types of illumination.

Combining the MediLive® Trio Eye™ camera with the OPMI® VISU 210 surgical microscope and Invertertube™ produces an ideal system for retinal surgery.

Carl Zeiss is a globally leading international group of companies in the optical and opto-electronic industry. Carl Zeiss AG is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The business groups, which each operate with sole responsibility, are generally ranked first or second in the strategic markets of biosciences and medical technology, system solutions for industry and optical consumer goods. They offer products and services for biomedical research and medical technology, system solutions for the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries, as well as high-quality consumer goods such as camera lenses and binoculars. In fiscal year 2004/05 (ended 30 September) the Carl Zeiss Group generated sales totaling EUR 2,222 million.

Carl Zeiss has approximately 11,500 employees, including about 3,300 outside Germany. The Carl Zeiss Group is directly represented in more than 30 countries and operates production facilities in Europe, America and Asia.

The eyeglass business now operates as Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH and is the number two eyeglass provider in the world. This company is owned 50:50 by Carl Zeiss AG and a private equity company. Further information is available at

Carl Zeiss Surgical
5161 Hacienda Drive
Dublin, CA 94568

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Jutta Sesselmann
    Ophthalmic Microscopes Product Manager
    Carl Zeiss Meditec
    Phone: 925.557.4164
    Fax: 925.557.4675
    Email: Email Contact