Innovation In Surgery

Article: Retina Specialist | Issue: November 2018 | Authors: Flavio Rezende, MD, PhD, and Natalia Vila, MD, PhD, FEBO

Digitally assisted visualization can make endoscopy more accessible for vitreoretinal surgery.

Three-dimensional, digitally assisted visualization systems are enhancing optical microscope-based approaches to vitreoretinal surgery. Besides the clear advantages of the 3-D technology over the traditional approach—4,000-pixel (4K) monitor, decreased light phototoxicity, digital enhancements, improved depth of field, digital filtering and high-dynamic range—these platforms can be integrated with other commercially available visualization systems. (cont.)