MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A new surgical robot designed to bring ease and precision to eye surgeries may hit the market, if inventor Thijs Meenink can defend his PhD thesis work on the machine.
Meenink, a student at Eindhoven University of Technology, plans to commercialize the novel robot after he obtains his doctorate.
The surgical system can filter out a surgeon’s hand tremors and always enters the eye at the same exact same location to avoid damaging delicate eye structures. The devices also includes an "instrument changer" so the robot can switch from scissors to forceps or other instruments in seconds and allows for highly precise movements by scaling down a surgeon’s movements.
There is no other surgical robot on the market now optimized for ophthalmological procedures, HealthCanal.com reported.
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