Surgical microscopes have become an indispensable tool since their first recorded use during an operation in 1922. First used in neurosurgical procedures, this tool is now heavily utilized in the surgical practice of ophthalmology, otolaryngology, plastic and reconstructive medicine, and more. However, new aspects such as stability, size, viewing and recording capabilities, positioning, and the ability to integrate with image-guided surgical tools must be addressed in designing and using this tool.
Here at Soma Tech Intl, we stock on a wide variety of surgical microscopes from top manufactures throughout the microsurgical field. In particular, the Leica M530 OHX and the Zeiss OPMI Vario 700 are two surgical microscopes that are highly sought after. Continue reading to learn more about what these two microscopes can offer.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE A GOOD MICROSCOPE?
The modern surgical microscope is typically on a stand, a tabletop, or worn on the surgeon’s head. Some of them can be hung on the ceiling or wall to conserve floor space in the surgical suite. Ultimately, when it comes down to proficiency and effectiveness. a modern surgical microscope must fulfill four criteria:
- Excellent visual clarity over a long working distance
- An extended reach to accommodate large surgical workspaces
- Comfortable positioning flexibility for both surgeon and assistant
- Fast and simpler O.R. (operating room) setup
INTRODUCTION TO LEICA MICROSYSTEMS
When most people hear about Leica, they tend to think about the iconic reputation of high-quality optics and German craftsmanship behind their cameras and lenses. Not to mention, the history behind the development of the original 35mm camera along with the earliest microscopes. Leica Microsystems is a leader in the global design and production of state-of-the-art, high-tech, precision optical systems for microsurgical use. Thus, resulting in a multidisciplinary surgical microscope known as the Leica M530 OHX.
LEICA M530 OHX SURGICAL MICROSCOPE FEATURES
The Leica M530 OHX has an integrated Fusion Optics technology that enhances the depth of field with high resolution to create an optimal view of the surgical field. A larger area in full focus eliminates the inconvenience of having to refocus the microscope which helps to streamline workflow. The 400W xenon lighting and Small Angle Illumination (SAI) offers a state-of-the-art optimal view of deep narrow cavities. Due to its Tri-Fluoro Technology, this surgical microscope has three different fluorescent imaging modes that offer a revolutionary way to navigate through the most challenging neurosurgical procedures. The M530 has a 600 mm working distance attributed to its improved ergonomics for easier postures during cranial or spinal procedures. The Leica surgical microscope has a 1080p full HD to ensure a clear sharp resolution of the image data being recorded, viewed, and used for later teachings.
M530 OHX INTRA-SURGICAL FLUORESCENT VISUALIZATION
With a few button clicks, you can easily switch from white light to fluorescence mode or between fluorescence modes. The HD fluorescence video can be easily viewed, in the oculars with CaptiView, on-screen and also recorded. The different fluorescent modes are:
- GLOW800 Augmented Reality vascular fluorescence
- FL800 vascular fluorescence
- FL560 investigational fluorescence
- FL400 oncological fluorescence
LEICA M530 OHX DESIGN
The M530 OHX surgical microscope can accommodate the needs of your surgical specialty. Its ergonomic features and smooth maneuverability limits physical distraction and workflow interruptions so you can stay even more focused on the critical task at hand. The Leica surgical microscope can support your clinical needs and hygiene protocols such as:
- Leica surgical microscopes have an antimicrobial coating
- Designed with internally routed cables and flat surfaces ease cleaning of the microscope
- Removable parts including handles and sterilizable covers are made from robust material to ensure longevity
LEICA M530 OHX APPLICATION
The M530 OHX can be applied to microsurgical procedures in dental, ear, nose, and throat, plastic and reconstruction, as well as spine and neuro applications.
INTRODUCTION TO ZEISS OPMI VARIO 700
Combining state-of-the-art optics with a host of innovations, the Zeiss OPMI Vario 700 seamlessly integrates into any operating room environment. Physicians from multiple specialties provided input in its unique design. This surgical microscope complements how surgeons operate, positively impacting virtually every facet of the operating room workflow.
ZEISS OPMI VARIO 700 FEATURES
The Zeiss OPMI Vario 700 ensures system readiness at a touch of a button with Auto balance. The Varioskop Optics offers optical clarity with detailed resolution and excellent color reproduction for surgeons and assistants to view the surgical focus at ease. The Automatic Iris Control ultra-light 300W guarantees optimum illumination to the field of interest. The Focus Light Link function can autocorrect the brightness control according to the working distance.
ZEISS OPMI VARIO 700 DATA RECORDING
The Vario 700 has a fully integrated HD camera and HD recorder system which enables surgeons to capture razor-sharp surgical images. The HD 22″ monitor can display both HD images and videos. Additionally, the HD recorder can document and transfer video data to a USB or the local network (LAN).
ZEISS VARIO 700 APPLICATION
The Zeiss OPMI Vario 700 has your back in OR efficiency and covers:
- Spinal surgery
- ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
- Plastic and Reconstructive surgery
SURGICAL MICROSCOPE MEDICAL PARTS
Soma Tech Intl stocks surgical microscope parts for each unit we sell. We have a wide variety that can be found on our medical parts website section. To place an order of parts you need, you can order online, email [email protected], or call our Medical Parts Department at 1-860-578-1033. We also carry spare parts for every piece of capital medical equipment besides surgical microscopes.
REQUESTING A SURGICAL MICROSCOPE
Furthermore, f you would like to request either of the two surgical microscopes, you can contact us at 1.800.GET.SOMA or email us at [email protected]. One of our knowledgeable sales representatives can assist you with any further inquiries you may have. We offer refurbished medical equipment up to 50% below OEM prices with the same service and warranty as new. The savings can ensure a lasting value on your investment.
To summarize, today’s surgical microscope can offer a host of controllable options to provide the proper illumination and visualization that small microincision techniques demand. What were your thoughts about these two surgical microscopes? Are there any specific features that interest you? What specific features do you look for in a surgical microscope? Please comment below!