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Recent advances and innovations in the field of Eye Surgery

June 10th, 2018 by

Technology has touched every aspect of the world, be it industry or medical sector. It has transformed many branches in medicine bringing more safety and predictability to the outcomes. Ophthalmology is one field it has made many major leaps in. There are hospitals striving to bring the latest in technology to common people. Dr. Patil’s Akashdeep Netralay Eye Hospital in Miraj, Sangli Kupwad Maharashtra is one such hospital.

From bionic eyes to a robot called R2D2, there is a lot happening in the tech field of ophthalmology.

Recent advancements in ophthalmology has changed our perception about a lot of eye conditions and a way we deal with them. From the development of the first Intraocular lens to the innovations in the multifocal lenses for precise visual outcomes post cataract surgery we have come a long way.

Lasers have the ability to make perfect zigzag incisions which interlock precisely, something humans are manually incapable of, and should dramatically improve overall outcomes and safety. Lasers have brought precision in cataract surgery to provide excellent visual outcomes.

Advances in glaucoma procedures, and more innovation in micro-invasive surgery and intern stents eliminates the need for medication by lowering IOP.

Surgeries that patients once feared are now routine for ophthalmologists and newer technology will make it only better.

It is indeed the case that artificial guidance systems and artificial assistance can supplement human expertise in some of the most delicate operations.

The Robot Retinal Dissection Device (which is known, delightfully, as the R2D2) improves upon the usual operation because it acts like a mechanical hand, without the tiny tremors that even the steadiest human hand experiences.

In May 2016, a team at the University of Pittsburgh published research into transplanting a whole eye, showing that an animal transplant was still in place – complete with blood flow and ‘structural integrity’ in the eye.

Implants of different kinds have now had significant impacts on the sight of a small number of people with retinitis pigmentosa, replacing the work of damaged photoreceptor cells.

In 2011, a team at the RIKEN Centre for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, made a breakthrough with growing an ‘optic cup’, a structure that formed the retina and contains the light-sensitive cells and neurons needed to see properly.

Recent Advances in Ophthalmology:

Johnson & Johnson Vision received FDA clearance for the first contact lens that gets darker in response to bright light.

Imec has developed Wireless Eye-Tracking Glasses to Aid in Research of Neurological Disorders.

3D Printed Artificial Corneas Seeded with Stem Cells to Alleviate Shortage of Donors

VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies recently received FDA approval for their implantable miniature telescope.

You can get directions to Dr. Patil’s Akashdeep Netralay Eye Hospital, which is one of the best eye hospital in miraj sangli on google maps.

You can also call on 0233-2211675

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