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Zeiss Resight 700: Image Clarity, Procedural Efficiency

Having a clear and detailed view is the number one priority while performing retina surgery but it can be a challenging task in many cases. The optic needs to achieve optimum visualisation, always provide focus, and allow changes to magnification, all while being easy to use.

With an optimised workflow, integrated functionality, and the highest level of convenience, the Resight 700 fundus viewing system by Zeiss is the perfect choice for retina surgeons, as confirmed by retina surgeon Dr Jagjit ‘Jolly’ Gilhotra.

With retina surgery being such a complex field, an intuitive and complete system is key and allows the surgeon to focus on the patient

“I think the optics are fantastic and it’s very convenient,” said Dr Gilhotra.

“I choose it for its ease-of-use, its ergonomics, and not having to think about multiple lenses. I can do all the surgery I want with the one system.”

Innovative technologies, like the Resight 700’s non-contact fundus viewing system, give new meaning to the concept of “insight” when performing retina surgery procedures with the Zeiss OPMI Lumera 700 and Artevo 800. The Resight’s varioscope optics enable surgeons to stay fully focused on the area of interest while switching magnification quickly between the two aspheric lenses using the lens turret.

With a small turn, surgeons are able to switch between wide field and high magnification. It is also possible to use a direct or indirect contact glass.

“In the past, we used other viewing systems, however, the magnified macula lens was not optimal, so we had to use a contact lens for macula work which requires someone else to move it if it’s tilting. With Resight, I don’t have to do any of that, it’s all in the one system. The high magnification macula lens (on the Resight) allows me to do more than just the macula. It also allows me to do mid-peripheral membranes, which is quite an advantage. If there are traction bands in the mid-periphery, the Resight is really useful.”

With the Zeiss Resight 700, the surgical microscope automatically adjusts the camera settings, Invertertube E settings, lighting, and speed of motion to the pre-set values for retina surgery. The Auto Adjust feature actively switches to the surgeon’s settings when they switch between anterior and posterior views. A surgeon can stay focused at every step using the wireless foot control panel for hands-free focusing and automatic inversion with Invertertube E, which allows a smooth and efficient workflow. With retina surgery being such a complex field, an intuitive and complete system is key and allows the surgeon to focus on the patient.

In Dr Gilhotra’s words, “I would encourage people who are used to using the contact lens for their macula work to push themselves a little bit and they will find they should be able to do everything they can with the high magnification macula lens on the Resight”.

Associate Professor Jagjit Gilhotra

Associate Professor Jagjit Gilhotra is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Retinal Specialists, the American Society of Retinal Specialists, and the Oceanic Retina Association. He is involved in research and training in medical retina and vitreo-retinal surgery at the South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology and the Royal Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals.