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Robotic eye surgery ready for commercialization

from MedCity News

Robotic eye surgery. A researcher has completed work on a da Vinci-like eye surgery robot that can operate more precisely on the retina and vitreous humour. The surgeon uses joysticks to operate the robot, which can perform quick instrument changes and filter out tremors from the opthamologist. A doctoral candidate at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands says he plans to commercialize the technology and thinks the first surgery using the robot will be performed on humans within five years. more

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