Virtual Ophthalmic Surgery

Ophthalmic surgery

Camera: Leica M9
Exposure: 1/125
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 160

My colleague Jeff Pettey @JeffPettey called me the other day asking me if I’d be interested in seeing a new Virtual Reality device they were testing out for ophthalmic surgery.  I do have to say that it was impressive, allowing the surgeon to maintain a better posture without slumping over the surgical microscope.  Also, the ability to decouple the zoom from the depth of field was impressive.  Additionally, because the technology is virtual, other observers can put on headsets and see precisely what the surgeon is seeing, from the exact same perspective.

All told, I was impressed. Jeff said that the technology feels like it is approaching science fiction, and not too long ago this would have been considered gimmicky.  But the technology really is evolving and I am optimistic that it will continue to improve, benefitting patient care substantially.

 

Jeff Pettey Surgery

Camera: Leica M9
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Aperture: f/2
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 200

 

BWJones Virtual Surgery

Camera: Apple iPhone 13 Pro
Exposure: 1/60
Aperture: f/2.2
Focal Length: 2.71mm
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Resident Virtual Ophthalmic Surgery

Camera: Leica M9
Exposure: 1/180
Aperture: f/2
Focal Length: 35mm
ISO: 160

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