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Carl Zeiss Meditec launches comprehensive non-mydriatic fundus camera for image capture and documentation
[November 18, 2005]

Carl Zeiss Meditec launches comprehensive non-mydriatic fundus camera for image capture and documentation

Corporate news announcement processed and transmitted by Hugin ASA. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ------------------------------------------------------------------- --- -------------- VISUCAMPRO NM TM provides practitioners with the most accurate imaging without the need for pupil dilation

Dublin, USA/Jena, Germany (November 18, 2005) - Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., a leader in ophthalmic devices and systems, today announced the VISUCAMPRO NM non-mydriatic fundus camera for retinal imaging was granted 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Building on Zeiss' reputation for quality optics and innovation, VISUCAMPRO NM enables practitioners to capture high-resolution, digital images of the retina and posterior segment of the eye through the smallest pupil size in the industry (3.3 millimeters compared to the competitors' 3.7 millimeters). This eliminates the need to dilate the pupil prior to testing. Additionally, the technology captures high-resolution images at 30- and 45- degree field angles allowing for early documentation of such conditions as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and glaucoma. "Zeiss' goal is to provide products that benefit clinicians and patients by improving outcomes, reducing costs and improving the quality of care throughout the ophthalmology industry," said Jim Taylor, president and chief executive officer of Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. "The VISUCAMPRO NM accomplishes this goal by providing the most advanced fundus imaging available in the industry to document retinal pathology." Unlike other non-mydriatic fundus cameras on the market, VISUCAMPRO NM is an all-in-one unit without the need for external wires or peripheral cameras. The unit includes a 17-inch flat panel monitor, which can be easily rotated for patient education. The industrial-grade internal digital sensor requires no maintenance, keeping the optical path free of dust or other artifacts. The VISUCAMPRO NM is based on Microsoft Windows XP and is fully networkable, increasing practitioner workflow and efficiency, while allowing for easy export in a variety of formats.

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