Refractive surgery/laser vision correction

During Retina Subspecialty Day at the 2019 AAO meeting, Jean-Pierre Hubschman, MD, spoke on the growth and opportunity of robotics for the field of ophthalmology, noting that “the human body presents some limited performances and during traditional eye surgery [surgeons] still rely on limited feedback, limited spatial resolution, and depth perception.”

Three types of robotic surgery are in development for ophthalmic surgeons: handheld smart tools, co-manipulation programs, and fully automated systems.

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  1. Oct 14, 2019

AAO 2019: Robotic Surgery to Provide Super-Human Dexterity and Improved Visual Feedback

During Retina Subspecialty Day at the 2019 AAO meeting, Jean-Pierre Hubschman, MD, spoke on the growth and opportunity of robotics for the field of ophthalmology, noting that “the human body presents some limited performances and during traditional eye surgery [surgeons] still rely…

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  1. Sep 24, 2019

Topography-Guided Custom Ablation Not as Accurate as Wavefront-Optimized Ablation

Topography-guided custom ablation in virgin eyes induced less corneal optical path difference, higher-order aberrations, and coma, but was not as accurate as wavefront-optimized ablation, according to a new study in the Journal of Refractive Surgery. Specifically, the…