Carl Zeiss OPMI 1-FC on S1 Stand Surgical / Dental Microscope


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Safety precautions

This instrument has been› develop+d and tested in accordance with Carl Zeiss safety standards and with national and international reguIations. A high degree of instrument safety is thus ensured.

It is recommended in those regulations that the manufacturer explicitly informs the user about the safety aspects of operating the instrument. This chapter contains a summary of the most important precautions to be observed.

Further safety notes are also contained in other parts of this user’s manual. They are marked with a warning triangle containing an exclamation mark as shown here. Please pay special attention to these safety notes.

Safety is only ensured when this instrument is operated properly, P|ease read through this manual carefully before turning the instrument on. Also read through the user’s manuals of the other equipment used with this instrument. You may obtain further information from our service organization or authorized representatives.

Regulations and standards

  • This instrument was developed in accordance with the following regulations, if applicable:





In accordance with Directive 93/42/EEC, Supplement TT, Article 3, the quality management system of Carl Zeiss has been approved by TUV Rheinland, which is a notified authority.

The registration nUmber is: 95 102 7601


  • The instrument must be connected to an emergency backup line supply  in  accordance with the  regulations  or  guidelines  which  apply  in your country. 

  • This is a class I medical instrument as defined by Directive 93/42/EEC.

  • The declaration on CE Conformity contained in this manual is only valid for new instruments whose delivery package includes this user’s manual. This declaration is invalid for old instruments which do not feature the CE marking.

  • Please observe all applicable accident prevention regulations. 

Notes on installation and usage


  • Do not operate the equipment contained in the delivery package in:

— explosion-risk areas

– the presence of volatile anesthetics or in flammable solvents such as alcohol, benzin or similar chemicals.

  • Do not station or use this instrument in damp rooms. Do not expose the instrument to water splashes, dripping water or sprayed water.

  • Immediately unplug any equipment that gives off  smoke, sparks or strange noises. Do not use the equipment until our service representative has repaired it.

  • Do not place any fluid-filled containers on top of the instrument. Make sure that no fluids can seep into the instrument.

  • Do not force cable connections. If the male and female parts do not readily connect, make sure that they are appropriate for one another. If any of the connectors are damaged, have our service representative repair them.

  • If desired, the unit can be incorporated into potential equalization measures. Please contact our service representative.

  • Do not use cellular telephone in the vicinity of the equipment because of radio interference on medical equipment depend on a number of various factors and are therefore entirely unforeseeable.

  • Modifications and repairs on this instrument and on instruments used with this instrument may only be performed by our service representative or by other authorized persons. 

  • The manufacturer is not liable for damage caused by unauthorized persons tampering with the instrument: such tampering will also forfeit any rights to claim under warranty. 

  • Use this instrument only as described. 

  • Only use this instrument with the accessories contained in the delivery package. Only use other accessory equipment when carl zeiss or the manufacturer of the accessory equipment has certified that usage will not impair the safety of the system. 

  • Only personnel who have undergone training and instruction are allowed to use this instrument. It is the responsibility of the customer or institution operating the equipment to train and instruct all staff using the equipment.

  • keep the User’s manuals where they are easily accessible at all times for the persons operating the instrument.

  • Never look at the sun through the binocular tube, the objective, or an eyepiece.

  • Do not pull at the light guide cable, at the power cord or at other cable connections.

Before use

  • Make Sure all Requirements for operation” are fulfilled.

  • Go through the checklist.

  • Re-attach or close any covers, panels or caps which have been opened or removed.

  • Pay special attention to warning symbols on the instrument (triangular warning symbols with exclamation marks), labels and any parts such as screws or surfaces painted red.

  • Do not cover any ventilation grids or slits. 

During use

  • The long extension of the stand base must always point in the direction of the surgical field. 

  • Avoid looking directly into the light source, e.g. into the microscope objective or into a fiber light guide.

  • If a light guide is not installed in one of the light guide receptacles, there is a danger of fire or burn injuries when the illumination is on.

  • All types of radiation have damaging effects on biological tissue. This also applies to the light illuminating the surgical field. For this reason, reduce the brightness and the duration of the illumination of the surgical field to the minimum required. 

  • When operating on the eye, always use protection fi;ter GG 475 so that the patient’s retina is not exposed to unnecessary(blue) radiation. 

After use

  • Be sure to turn off the instrument when not in use. Always use the main power switch to turn it off. 


The OPMI 1 FC is a manually-operated, multipurpose surgical microscope designed for use in all disciplines as a 

-surgical microscope 

-examination microscope 

-training and dissecting microscope 

The OPMI 1 FC is equipped with a 5-stage magnification changer which is operated manually. Fine-focussing is done at the focus knob located on the microscope body. The focus drive has a range of 50mm. 

To change the viewing angle, you can tilt the microscope in stepless motion. The friction of the tilt motion and the focusing motion can be adjusted to the weight of the microscope equipment.


The suspension system is equipped with a 100 W halogen lamp. The light is conducted to the microscope via a fiber light guide. This system provides for coaxial illumination of the field of view.

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