DUBLIN, CA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2009) - AAO-Opto Booth # 605 -- New software advances
for the ATLAS® Corneal Topography System were released today by Carl
Zeiss Meditec during the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Orlando,
Florida. Review Software and MasterFit II™ Contact Lens Software for
the ATLAS corneal topography system are designed to make clinical data and
images more accessible for eye care providers, while facilitating improved
eye care diagnosis and treatment solutions for patients.
"With more than fifteen years of experience in corneal topography, Carl
Zeiss Meditec is pleased to introduce new applications for the ATLAS
corneal topography system that deliver both clinical and workflow
benefits," said Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss
Meditec. "We are committed to not only spearheading state-of-the-art
technology for the eye care industry, but also to supporting these
platforms with ongoing enhancements in order meet the demands of the
practice over time."
With ATLAS Review Software, each patient's diagnostic information can be
accessed from any computer within the office or from a remote location.
Providing greater freedom and flexibility while streamlining workflow
processes, ATLAS Review Software allows users to retrieve important patient
data from the patient exam lane, front and back office, research center or
any networked location. It also eliminates the need for static
print-outs, increases the instrument's availability within the office and
allows practitioners to educate patients more easily from any computer
screen within the office.
ATLAS Review Software is available for ATLAS Model 993, 995 and 9000. New
ATLAS Review Software will also provide Model 993 and 995 customers with
advanced software capabilities, such as corneal wavefront data, mean
curvature maps and image simulations, which are already included in the
newer ATLAS 9000.
The new MasterFit II Contact Lens Software for ATLAS 9000 is now also
available. MasterFit II is designed to make fitting gas permeable (GP)
lenses faster and easier for the practitioner while minimizing chair-time
to improve patient comfort. Simulated fluorescein patterns and tear film
thickness profiles promote effective lens design, such as spherical,
aspheric, bi-toric, back toric and front-toric lenses.
"The new software features for the ATLAS have improved my contact lens
business and have simplified our day-to-day activities more than ever
before," said Dianne Anderson, OD. "MasterFit has improved my first-lens
success rate for both simple and challenging cases, by recommending the
correct lens from the start. Review Software just makes all patient
information easier to access, to manipulate and to share with my patients.
I am very pleased with these new ATLAS features as they have already
demonstrated tremendous value in my practice."
The ATLAS Corneal Topography System is a diagnostic instrument that
measures the curvature of the cornea and produces topographical images.
ATLAS supports many important optometric applications, including contact
lens fitting, pathology detection and management and selection of aspheric
IOLs. This compact all-in-one system is easy to use for nearly any
operator. Meeting attendees are encouraged to visit Carl Zeiss Meditec's
booth #605 at the American Academy of Optometry meeting to preview the
Atlas 900 and new software introductions.
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (ISIN: DE 0005313704), which is listed on TecDAX of
the German stock exchange, is one of the world's leading medical technology
The Company supplies innovative technologies and application-oriented
solutions which enable doctors to improve the quality of life of their
patients. The Company offers complete solutions, including implants and
consumables, to diagnose and treat ophthalmic diseases. In the field of
Neuro/ENT surgery the Company provides innovative visualization solutions.
Carl Zeiss Meditec's medical technology portfolio is rounded off by
promising future technologies such as intraoperative radiotherapy.
The Company's around 2,100 employees generated revenue of about EUR 600
million in fiscal year 2007/08 (ended Sept. 30). The headquarters of Carl
Zeiss Meditec are located in Jena, Germany. In addition to other
subsidiaries in Germany, the Company is represented by over 50 percent of
its employees at sites in the USA, Japan, Spain and France.
Thirty-five percent of Carl Zeiss Meditec's shares are in free float. The
remaining 65 percent are held by Carl Zeiss AG, one of the world's leading
groups engaged in the optical and opto-electronics industry. The five
independently run business segments of Carl Zeiss AG operate in the
future-oriented markets "Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial
Solutions" and "Lifestyle Products." Carl Zeiss AG is headquartered in
Oberkochen, Germany. During fiscal year 2007/08 (ended Sept. 30) the
company generated revenues of about EUR 2.7 billion. Carl Zeiss has around
13,000 employees in more than 30 countries, including more than 8,000 in
For further information please visit our website at: www.meditec.zeiss.com