The smallest ophthalmological endoscope

An endoscope is a device that allows to observe the inner lives of organisms or technical cavities. Firstly that technique was developed for diagnostical uses on humans. Nowadays, we are able to perform minimally invasive operations on humans, animals or a variety of technical devices.

A lot has happened since the Frankfurt doctor Philipp Bozzini constructed the first medical endoscope in 1806. Mainly used in gynaecology first, the endoscope quickly spreaded to all medical sectors. More and more flexibility was asked until the first fully flexible model got introduced in 1931. In the year 2000 in Paris, we then witnessed the first usage of a capsule-based endoscope. This one-way camera in form of a pill wanders down the digestive system and takes a constant flow of images to analyse.

Today we can scan nearly every organ in our body with endoscopy. For example Feinwerkoptik Zünd has produced an objective with a diameter of only 0.5 mm for an endoscope which is used for complex eye surgery.


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Over 20 years of experience

Gut gelaunt und professionell sind drei unserer langjährigsten Mitarbeiterinnen täglich bei Feinwerkoptik Zünd anzutreffen. Sofia Santos und Filippina Prestagiacomo sind seit 27 Jahren bei uns dabei, Sanela seit 24 Jahren.