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Oct 29, 2011

New High-Precision eye Surgery Robot Helps Doctors Stay Sharp

A researcher at the Netherland's Eindhoven University of Technology has invented a new type of eyesurgery robot designed to steady the ophthalmologist's hands and minimize error -- always a good thing when it comes to having needles and knives near your peepers. Kind of like an Igor to a mad scientist, the robot is considered a "slave" to its "master" doctor, who controls the automaton's arms using two joysticks.

The doctor is still in charge of the cuts, but the technology makes sure the MD jabs that needle in at the exact same entry point each time without shaking to minimize ocular marring. Another notable feature is the robot's ability to switch between tools quickly, ensuring that if this whole doctor thing doesn't work out, it'll at least have a job at Hibachi waiting.
 
 

11 comments:

Lizzy said...

I'm contemplating refractive surgery...and this looks like fabulous new technology.

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Interwebs Fails said...

Good news!

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Lexsa said...

thx, good news

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YeamieWaffles said...

Any technological improvements that actually go out of their way to help people is always good news in my opinion!

xxmugenxx said...

I've always had that fear that the doctor would twitch or something and be like OOPS. haha

Adam said...

I'm never using that thing

Orang3 said...

great! I just hate needles, and more if it's in the eyes!

hoaks2 said...

I like how the implication is that the old methods were NOT high precision. Scary.