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Machine vision and vitrectomy: three-dimensional high definition (3DHD) video for surgical visualization in vitreoretinal surgery
Author(s): Christopher D. Riemann
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Paper Abstract

Purpose: Machine vision with 3DHD video theoretically offers resolving capacity approaching that of the operating microscope and may have applications in vitreoretinal surgery. Methods: 9 eyes of 9 patients were operated. Surgical visualization was provided by one of two 3DHD video systems. The surgeon did not look through the operating microscope at any time from the beginning to the end of the surgical procedure. Results: 9 pars plana vitrectomies, 8 epiretinal membrane peels, 7 ILM peels, 3 cataract surgeries, one air fluid exchange, and one retrieval of a luxed intraocular lens implant from the voitreous cavity were performed successfully. Anatomic and visual results were excellent. No complications occurred. Surgeon comfort during surgery was superb. Conclusions: 3DHD machine vision may be utilized for surgical visualization in select vitreoretinal patients. The implications and applications of this new technology remain unknown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7863, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXII, 78630K (15 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873495
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Christopher D. Riemann, Cincinnati Eye Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7863:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXII
Andrew J. Woods; Nicolas S. Holliman; Neil A. Dodgson, Editor(s)

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