Zeiss has donated an IOL Master 700 optical biometer to the IDEAS Van, a mobile eye health clinic that screens and treats people living with diabetes in rural and remote communities of Australia. Equipped with world class technology, the IDEAS Van visits state health facilities and provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with services in the familiar surrounds of Community Controlled Health Services. This avoids the need for them to travel to hospitals far from home.
the IOL Master’s ability to penetrate very mature cataracts will be particularly useful in treating the patients that the IDEAS Van team care for
Joe Redner, Head of Zeiss Australia and New Zealand, said Zeiss was “very proud to support the IDEAS Van initiative” with the donation.
“We believe that this gold standard technology should be available to all Australians requiring cataract surgery, and we know the IOL Master’s ability to penetrate very mature cataracts will be particularly useful in treating the patients that the IDEAS Van team care for. Supporting such endeavours is inherent to the very essence of the Carl Zeiss Foundation, and we are proud to be able to play a small part in assisting the team to produce excellent surgical outcomes throughout Queensland and Victoria”.
Zeiss presented the IOL Master to the IDEAS Van team at the Royal Australasian College of Ophthalmology’s 51st annual scientific congress in Sydney on 10 November, 2019.