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Robotic consolle for ocular surgery: a preliminary study
Author(s): Francesca Rossi; Roberto Pini; Luca Menabuoni; Ivo Lenzetti; Sheila Russo; Arianna Menciassi; Damiano Fortuna
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Paper Abstract

Minimally invasive surgery has recently been improved by the use of robot-assisted procedures in several medical fields. Among the ocular surgeries there are a few examples of sophisticated vitreoretinal procedures, while robotic-assisted surgery of the anterior eye segment is still under study. In this paper we propose a new approach to the robotic assisted ocular surgery: a CO2 laser system is equipped with a micromanipulator and scanner, and it is proposed to induce photothermal effects for the removal of neoformations. A sensorized tool is connected to the patient eye and to the robotic arm. This tool is equipped with force and position sensors: by the use of the spatial information from the robotic console and from the patient it is possible to control the position of the target itself and to block it in the correct position for performing surgery. The system is provided by a feedback alarm that remove the block of the patient head in any moment. The optimized robotic consolle can be used in performing scleral cuts and in the treatment of pterigium or neoformations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8930, Ophthalmic Technologies XXIV, 89301I (6 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039362
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Francesca Rossi, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy)
Roberto Pini, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy)
Luca Menabuoni, Azienda USL 4 (Italy)
Ivo Lenzetti, Azienda USL 4 (Italy)
Sheila Russo, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
Arianna Menciassi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
Damiano Fortuna, El.En. S.p.A. (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8930:
Ophthalmic Technologies XXIV
Fabrice Manns; Per G. Söderberg; Arthur Ho, Editor(s)

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