This model of operating microscope is primarily used for orthopedic and hand microsurgery. The main features of this surgical microscope are the motorization of the focusing. The controls are on the foot pad. It also features two identical binocular heads for two surgeons to simultaneously view the operating procedure. One head would be considered the main surgeon’s head and the other would be the assistant (also called teaching) head.
The dual binocular heads each have a single fixed magnification of 10x using the included f200mm focal length bottom objective lens. If an optional f250mm objective lens is used, the magnification is changed to a fixed 8x. It does not have selectable magnifications and does not have zoom optics.
The photos do not show it, but this model comes standard with a beam splitter built in to create a photography port on the side of the head. This allows the optional c-mount to be screwed to the beam splitter photography port. The optional c-mount is needed to connect an optional CCD camera for output of the image to an optional CCTV monitor for all the surgeons in the operating room to simultaneously view the operation procedure. The operation may also be recorded on a video recorder using the optional CCD camera. The c-mount, CCD camera, CCTV monitor, and video cable are all options, not included in the basic surgical operating microscope package.
The microscope has a feature allowing fast changeover to new bulb during surgery if the bulb blows. The illumination system consists of a cold light source with fiber optics and is coaxial to the optics. This surgical operating microscope is NOT made in a US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) registered manufacturing facility, but DOES have CE certification.