09.08.2005

German Healthcare Export Group e.V.

Carl Zeiss Meditec Unveils Complete Range of Cataract Surgery Products

Representing the German Healthcare Export Group (GHE) Carl Zeiss Meditec AG unveiled its comprehensive range of ophthalmic products in the industrial exhibition at the 18th Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons (DOC) in Nuremberg from 23 to 26 June 2005.

Ulrich Krauss, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, explained: "We have been supporting the Congress of Ophthalmic Surgeons for many years now. This year exhibited our complete range of cataract surgery products for the first time. At the Carl Zeiss Meditec Innovation Symposium we were offering doctors the possibility to pool their experience and information on new products and applications."

Carl Zeiss Meditec presented complete solutions and product highlights in the exhibition, covering all the topic areas featured at the congress: surgery on cataracts, glaucoma, retina and vitreous humour, as well as refractive surgery for the correction of vision defects.

The range offered by the medical technology provider in the field of cataract surgery is now particularly extensive. After the acquisition of IOLTECH, the French specialist for ophthalmic surgery, in February 2005 the company is now able to provide complete solutions for the diagnosis, surgical treatment and post-treatment of cataracts.

Carl Zeiss Meditec was playing an active role in various parts of the congress programme. For instance, it offered training courses for working with the MEL 80™ excimer laser, one of the most up-to-date systems for surgically treating vision defects. A team of experienced applications specialists was on hand to answer doctors' questions in Nuremberg.

The DOC is the principal ophthalmic congress for operating ophthalmologists in Germany. With 4,500 attendees from Germany and abroad, it serves to present the latest findings from scientists and researchers to ophthalmic surgeons.

Source: Editoral Office GHE/www.meditec.zeiss.com

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