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Retina-Repairing Robots

This Eye Surgery Robot Helps Perform Retinal Membrane Operations

— September 13, 2016 — Tech
The Robotic Retinal Dissection Device, awesomely abbreviated to R2D2, is an eye surgery robot that can be used by surgeons perform highly complicated and precise operations.

Funded as part of a collaboration between the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation and Dutch charity Zizoz, this eye surgery robot can be remotely controlled and is capable of precisely operating inside the eye. It is capable of going in and out of the eye through a hole of a diameter of less than a millimeter. The surgery robot also helps control for surgeons' hand tremors which, however subtle, can have a damaging impact. The robot is capable of carrying out movements to a precision level of a 1000th of a millimeter.

This high-tech eye surgery robot is a great example of modern robotic technologies serving the medical community and improving patient outcomes.
Trend Themes
1. Medical Robotics - The use of robotic technologies in medical procedures, particularly for precise and delicate operations like eye surgery, presents opportunities for improved patient outcomes.
2. Remote-controlled Robots - Advances in remote-controlled robot technology, like the R2D2 eye surgery robot, can offer increased precision and control for surgeons performing complex operations.
3. Precision Surgery - The ability of robots like R2D2 to operate with precision levels of a 1000th of a millimeter opens up opportunities for new types of surgeries that were previously impossible with human hands alone.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - The healthcare industry can benefit from the use of robotic technologies like the R2D2 eye surgery robot to improve patient outcomes and provide more precise and effective treatments.
2. Robotics - The robotics industry can explore new applications for remote-controlled robots in the medical field, as well as continuing to develop even more advanced precision robotics for surgical procedures.
3. Non-profit and Charitable Organizations - Organizations like Dutch charity Zizoz can contribute to the development of innovative medical technologies like the R2D2 eye surgery robot through collaborations with hospitals and research institutions.
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