Carl Zeiss Meditec IOL Master
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IOLMaster — New Patient.

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The Patient Manager manages NEW patients and EXISTING patient data. Below are instructions for adding a new patient. For working with existing patients, see Managing Existing Patients.

To admit a new patient, proceed as follows:

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The personal data of patients not listed yet in the database (New Patient) must be entered via the keyboard.

No special characters other than those listed to the left are permissible!


To move the text cursor to the next dialog box press the TAB or ENTER key or click the mouse.

IOLMaster Arizona NOTE: Depending on the Program Settings, the entry of either the last and first name (case-sensitive) and date of birth or an ID No. is mandatory.

The date of birth will be accepted depending on the Windows setting; the year may also be entered as a four-digit number - mandatory for patients over hundred years old!

IOLMaster Arizona NOTE: It is recommended that the patient's refraction data, if known, be entered in the respective boxes. Visual acuity data can only be entered in the data format set in Program Settings.

Up to 255 characters may be entered in the Remark field (comments, diagnoses, etc.).

IOLMaster Arizona NOTE: Refer to Patient Manager (further below on this page) for working with the database field.

In Program Settings you can set the number of days after which a data record is automatically deleted (5 to 365 days).

  • To close, after entering the date of birth click on the NEW button or press the ENTER key. This will automatically activate the Overview [OVW] mode. The fixation light and light spots will be switched on. The patient will see a yellow fixation light in the center and 6 light spots (reflex points in the patient's pupil) will appear in the video image.
  • Press the NEW PATIENT button to open the New Patient dialog box in the measurement mode.
  • Press the EXIT icon in Patient Manager to quit the program and Windows.
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Adjust IOLMaster to Patient

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Fig. 26a

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Fig. 26b

The two red ring marks (3, Fig. 26a) on the side rails of the headrest are for rough vertical adjustment of the chin rest (3, Fig. 26b). The patient's eyes should be level with these marks.

In Overview mode, align the IOLMaster to the patient's eye using the joystick (1, Fig. 26a). Turn the control knob for vertical adjustment. Tell the patient to look steadily at the fixation point in the center.

Adjust the IOLMaster-to-patient distance until the 6 light spots (1, Fig. 26) appear focused. If possible, the 6 light spots should be centered on the cross hairs and the edge of the pupil/iris structure should appear in focus.

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The position of the IOLMaster in relation to the patient's eye thus found serves as a starting point for fine adjustments to be made in the respective measurement mode.

Measure Other Eye

The system automatically registers which eye is being measured (OD or OS). All past readings of this patient are still stored and may be retrieved as necessary.

Measurements of the other eye must be performed analogously to the previous eye.

IOLMaster Arizona NOTE: After each change of side, the overview mode is automatically activated for coarse alignment.

Enter Next Patient

If you have completed measurements on one patient and wish to continue with another patient, click on

  • the PATIENT MANAGER icon or
  • the N button (pictured above).

The readings of the previous patient to the left and/or right will be stored and removed from the display. The Patient Manager appears and new patient data can be entered.

IOLMaster Arizona NOTE: Data is available in the internal database for the period preset in the Database box under Program Settings.

After entering new patient data and confirming with <ENTER> or NEW, the IOLMaster switches to Overview (OVW) mode

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NOTE: The above order of measurements is only an example. You may also run the above-described measurements in a different order. The only requirement is that the keratometer measurement precedes the anterior chamber depth measurement.