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Carl Zeiss to Highlight Latest OPMI pico Surgical Microscope at AAE 2013

With the new features for OPMI pico that the Medical Technology business group of Carl Zeiss is presenting at the AAE, dentists gain a considerably better overview and improved orientation during a procedure without having to constantly realign the surgical microscope.

The integrated, virtually maintenance-free LED illumination enables nearly shadow-free vision with daylight quality.

Varioskop for a larger field of view and more flexibility

The new version of the S100 / OPMI pico is the first in its class to feature a manual Varioskop®. This lens enables dentists to focus over a range of 120 millimeters. “With this system, we are giving our customers the benefits of a large surgical microscope in the mid-price range: large field of view and much better focus," states Dr. Ludwin Monz, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG.

The Varioskop offers two key benefits: the large field of view easily visualizes the entire mouth which enables dentists to gain a better overview and improved orientation in the oral cavity. The focusing mechanism allows you to capture the whole mouth in the vertical axis without moving OPMI® pico. In restorative dentistry, this enables visualization of the entire oral cavity – from the front teeth to the molars.

LED illumination with daylight quality and long service life

OPMI pico is equipped with a long-life LED illumination system that illuminates the mouth virtually shadow free and in daylight quality. Dentists are therefore able to see details in their natural colors and can better differentiate different types of tissue.

Simple treatment documentation with HD-quality video camera

The treatment can be recorded and documented via the integrated HD video camera on OPMI pico. The video camera records the treatment in HD quality and natural color rendition. With this system, practice employees can monitor procedures, patients can be informed in detail about their dental operations and presentations at conferences can be enhanced.

An integrated camera, the LED illumination and a Varioskop can be retrofitted to existing OPMI pico systems.

Brief profile

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (ISIN: DE0005313704), which is listed on TecDax of the German stock exchange, is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The company supplies innovative technologies and application-oriented solutions designed to help doctors improve the quality of life of their patients. It provides complete packages of solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, including implants and consumables. The company creates innovative visualization solutions in the field of microsurgery. Carl Zeiss Meditec's medical technology portfolio is rounded off by promising, future-oriented technologies such as intraoperative radiotherapy. In fiscal year 2011/12 (ended 30 September) the company's around 2,400 employees generated revenue of just under EUR 862 million.

Carl Zeiss Meditec headquarters are located in Jena, Germany. The company has subsidiaries in Germany and abroad; more than 50 percent of its employees are based in the USA, Japan, Spain and France. The Center for Application and Research in India (CARIn) in Bangalore, India, and the Carl Zeiss Innovation Center for Research and Development in Shanghai, China, strengthen the company's presence in these fast-growing countries. Around 35 percent of Carl Zeiss Meditec shares are in free float. The remaining approx. 65% are held by Carl Zeiss AG, one of the world’s leading groups in the optical and optoelectronic industries.

Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the future-oriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Eye Care and Lifestyle Products. Carl Zeiss AG,


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