Latest News - Carl Zeiss Meditec

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Corporate Lawsuits, Carl Zeiss Meditec, VSY

VSY Files Opposition Against Zeiss Patent

VSY Biotechnology filed an opposition against Carl Zeiss Meditec's European patent (EP 2 377 493 B1) “Method for manufacturing aphakic intraocular lens” (EP’493) with the Eu…

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Monday, March 27, 2017 | Corporate Lawsuits, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Carl Zeiss Meditec Wins Patent Infringement Action on Trifocal IOL

Carl Zeiss Meditec has won a patent infringement action before the District Court of Düsseldorf/Germany against VSY Biotechnology BV and its exclusive supplier Fritz Ruck Ophthalmologische System…

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Friday, March 17, 2017 | Laser Vision Correction, Carl Zeiss Meditec

First SMILE Laser Eye Surgery Procedure Performed on US Service Members Expands Vision Correction Options for Myopia in the Department of Defense

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia is the first US Department of Defense (DoD) medical facility to perform the revolutionary laser vision correction procedure, ReLEx SMILE from Zeiss. The Nav…

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Friday, March 10, 2017 | Product Releases, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Carl Zeiss Releases Glaucoma Software Update

Carl Zeiss has extended its Forum data management software with the addition of Zeiss Glaucoma Workplace 3.0, an updated tool for management of the condition. Glaucoma Workplace combines data from vis…

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Monday, March 06, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Carl Zeiss Meditec

First SMILE Vision Correction Procedure for Myopia Performed in the US

Following the recent FDA approval for the ReLEx SMILE (small-incision lenticule extraction) procedure, Jon G. Dishler, MD, at the Dishler Laser Institute, became the first to perform this procedure on…

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Carl Zeiss Meditec

ReLEx SMILE Procedure Now Commercially Available in the US

Carl Zeiss Meditec announced that it has received FDA approval of a software update to the Zeiss VisuMax femtosecond laser system for the ReLEx SMILE (small-incision lenticule extraction) procedure. W…

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Monday, February 27, 2017 | Partnerships, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Deutsche Telekom and Zeiss Collaborate in the Field of Smart Glasses

At the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom and Zeiss announced a collaboration in the field of smart glasses. The goal is to explore and drive the application potential and futur…

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 | Management/Leadership, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Carl Zeiss Meditec Announces Several Leadership Changes

Carl Zeiss Meditec has announced a series of management appointments and changes across its Medical Technology Business Group. Wayne Caulder has been named Head of Sales for the US, responsible for…

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Thursday, November 17, 2016 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Product Releases, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Zeiss Receives FDA Clearance for Swept-Source OCT Posterior Ocular Imaging with PLEX Elite 9000

Carl Zeiss Meditec has received FDA clearance for the Zeiss PLEX Elite 9000, the first swept-source OCT imaging technology for posterior ocular structures, according to a company news release. The swe…

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Monday, November 14, 2016 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Report: Germany's Carl Zeiss Looking for Takeovers

Germany's Carl Zeiss CZTOP.UL, a maker of optical systems and medical devices, is scouring the market for targeted takeovers to boost the group's expansion, Chief Executive Michael Kaschke tol…

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Management/Leadership, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Carl Zeiss Meditec Appoints Steven C. Schallhorn, MD, as Chief Medical Officer

Carl Zeiss Meditec announced the appointment of Steven C. Schallhorn, MD, as Chief Medical Officer for Global Ophthalmic Devices, which consists of refractive lasers, surgical ophthalmology, and ophth…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Carl Zeiss Meditec

FDA Approves VisuMax Femtosecond Laser to Surgically Treat Myopia

Ophthalmologists in the United States will have an entirely new option in the surgical treatment of myopia as the FDA announced the approval of the VisuMax Femtosecond Laser ReLEx SMILE procedure. The…

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Friday, September 09, 2016 | Management/Leadership, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Carl Zeiss Meditec Appoints Andrew Chang to Lead Global Sales for Ophthalmic Devices

Carl Zeiss Meditec announced that it consolidated its ophthalmic diagnostic and surgical business into a single strategic business unit (SBU) called Global Ophthalmics Devices headed by Jim Mazzo. Zei…

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 | Miscellaneous, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Zeiss Celebrates 200th Birthday of Founding Father Carl Zeiss

Carl Zeiss was born in the town of Weimar in 1816. September 11, 2016 marks his 200th birthday. The mechanic opened a small workshop for precision mechanics and optics in Jena in 1846, laying the foun…

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | Management/Leadership, Carl Zeiss Meditec

James Mazzo Named Global President of Ophthalmology at Carl Zeiss Meditec

James V. Mazzo will join Carl Zeiss Meditec as Global President of Ophthalmology and will be responsible for the new Strategic Business Unit Ophthalmology as well as Carl Zeiss Meditec's US Sales …

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