Heidelberg Engineering unveils first ophthalmic solution in the field of digital surgical microscopy in collaboration with Bausch+Lomb

Munich, Germany – Heidelberg Engineering GmbH announced today that the first ophthalmic solution developed by its wholly owned subsidiary, Munich Surgical Imaging GmbH (MSI), in collaboration with Bausch and Lomb, will be showcased to a select group of surgeons at EURETINA 2022 in Hamburg.


MSI, based in Munich Germany, is a technological pioneer in the field of digital microscopy and image-guidance applications. The company’s first fully digital surgical platform in the field of ENT has received numerous awards for outstanding 3D image quality combined with preoperative data blending.

“When we decided to invest in the MSI technology, we knew it had the potential to change surgical intervention,” said Arianna Schoess Vargas, Managing Director of Heidelberg Engineering. “The digitalization of surgical microscopy opens up new possibilities for the dynamic visualization of information to increase surgical precision, improve outcomes, and empower ophthalmologists in all ophthalmic sub-specialties.”

MSI and Heidelberg Engineering GmbH have established a strategic collaboration with Bausch+Lomb to become the exclusive commercial channel for all MSI digital ophthalmic microscopy products globally. Together the companies will create integrated solutions to meet the growing demand for digital surgical microscopy through the robust global sales network of Bausch+Lomb.

“We are excited to have forged this strategic collaboration with MSI and Heidelberg Engineering in the field of digital surgical microscopy,” said Luc Bonnefoy, Senior Vice President Surgical at Bausch+Lomb. “Heidelberg Engineering is renowned for its high-quality diagnostic imaging and OCT capabilities, and I am certain that together we can bring transformative innovation to the ophthalmology O.R. space using the MSI technology.”

“Our strategic collaboration with Bausch+Lomb in this area will allow surgeons to benefit from the combined strengths of both companies in the surgical field,” said Kfir Azoulay, Head of Corporate Strategy at Heidelberg Engineering and Managing Director of MSI. “We look forward to working with ophthalmic surgeons and scientists in creating new solutions that will provide clinically relevant value to current surgical practices.”

In addition to EURETINA, the new ophthalmic solution from MSI will also be showcased at ESCRS in Milan, Italy, and AAO in Chicago, USA.

About Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business, is solely focused on helping people see better to live better. Its core businesses include over-the-counter products, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices, and instruments. Bausch + Lomb develops, manufactures and markets one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, which is available in approximately 100 countries. For more information, visit www.bausch.com.

About Munich Surgical Imaging

Munich Surgical Imaging (MSI) is a high-tech company that specializes in the field of digital microscopy, surgical imaging, and image-guidance applications. The company’s first surgical platform in the field of ENT received accolades from surgeons on key parameters, such as outstanding natural 3D image quality and blending of 3D imaging with preoperative data. Now a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidelberg Engineering GmbH, MSI has incorporated state-of-the-art OCT technology into its surgical solutions and extended it product portfolio into ophthalmology by designing a new fully digital visualization platform from the ground up.

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