Committed to quality since 1864

Looking ahead

Johann Diedrich Möller fulfilled his life's dream in 1864 by founding a company for the production of high-precision optical components and optical instruments in Wedel. In the course of its eventful history, the company has brought products of wordwide reputation to the market, such as high-precision measuring and testing instruments for the industry, combinations of binoculars and camera, anamorphotic lenses used in film projectors for wide-screen motion pictures, as well as a large range of medical-optical products.

J. D. Möller Optische Werke


Starting from small workshop, business growth was always enforced through new technologies. Thus, in the first years Johann Diedrich Möller introduced wind turbines and water production to his Company.

Colorful history


Pattern laying of diatoms is science as well as art. The thin layers of the tiny silicate structures glitter in polarized light. Both laying of the structures and examining the diatoms require microscopes. Johann Diedrich Möller was fascinated by diatoms and, after founding his optical company in 1864, produced the microscopes as well as the diatom samples for university students over several decades.

Möller enters the surgical stage

Milestones for microsurgery

In 1963 Möller Optische Werke entered the microsurgical stage with the world’s first ceiling mounted microscope: MÖLLER SPEZIAL for ophthalmology entered the market. From this point of time the specialization on surgical microscopes began with many innovations to follow in the later years.


Development timeline

1864: Foundation of the company with the name J. D. Möller Optische Werke

1963: First ceiling-mount surgical microscope: MÖLLER SPEZIAL

1975: World's first operating microscope with variable focus: MÖLLER UNIVERSAL

1984: Microsurgical conveyor system in Moscow (in collaboration with Siemens)


The new era begins

In the nineties the company became part of HAAG-STREIT, a group of companies with special focus on instruments in ophthalmology.

Foundation of MÖLLER-WEDEL

Concentration on microsurgery

While Möller continued to develop technical products through its daughter company Möller-Wedel Optical, the main emphasis has shifted to medical technology, especially to the production of surgical microscopes. Even with increased demands on modern production, the company remained true to its traditional location and historical buildings in Wedel.



Development timeline

1990: Möller-Wedel becomes part of the HAAG-STREIT Group

1991: First computer controlled operating microscope for ophthalmology: MÖLLER OPHTAMIC 900

1994: Neurosurgical operating microscope MÖLLER VM 900 with bi-directional interface for neuronavigation systems

1996: Operating microscopes for dentistry:MÖLLER SPECTRA 300 and MÖLLER UNIVERSA 300

1997: Floor stand FS 3-23 with menu control and one-button balancing

2000: Operating microscope MÖLLER Hi-R 900 for ophthalmology and reconstructive surgery with high resolution apochromatic optics

2003: Microscope system MÖLLER 20-1000 with PermaBalance and SensoServo technology

2007: Microscope Image & Operation System MÖLLER MIOS

2008: Introduction of M.DIS, the intraoperative connection to IP-addresses and introduction of first microsurgical operating system with LED-illumination

2009: Introduction of the MÖLLER ALLEGRA product line



In course of a modernization that was undertaken in 2012, HAAG-STREIT SURGICAL has been founded. Today it is responsible for all sales and marketing activities conducted to market all operating microscopes.


Development timeline

2012: Modernization of the company with the foundation of HAAG-STREIT SURGICAL and introduction of the world’s first intraoperative OCT

2013: Introduction of HS Hi-R NEO 900 with improved optics, red reflex C.RED 900, and display.

2014: Upgrades on the iOCT microscope system for increased visualization and better operation with C.INJECT and M.REC 2, introduction of HD recording system HS MIOS 5

2015: Neurosurgical microscope system HS 5-1000 including the floor stand FS 5-33 for best stability and reach as well as introduction of the disposable EIBOS 2 lenses E.DL