Doctors Perform First Robot-assisted Surgery Inside Eye

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A team of surgeons has successfully performed what they say is the world’s first robotic-assisted surgery inside the human eye.
They tested the approach in a trial involving six patients randomly assigned to robotic-assisted vitreoretinal surgery and six others who had standard manual surgery.
“The robot performed numerically better than the human in terms of creating fewer retinal hemorrhages, but the study was not powered sufficiently to show statistically significant results,” said Dr. Robert MacLaren of the University of Oxford, U.K., who presented the results May 8 at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, in Baltimore, Maryland.

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