SEP 13, 2016
Alcon has launched a new platform for digitally assisted vitreoretinal surgery, the NGENUITY 3D Visualization System, featuring a high-definition 3D viewing screen linked to an HDR camera to give surgeons a real-time panoramic view of the posterior segment with depth perception.
The camera can also magnify without decreasing the field of view or add filters for contrast, while using less light than other visualization systems. The company states that the microscope-free, heads-up design allows for less fatigue and improved teaching, as the entire operating team may see what previously only the surgeon could.
“This digital platform offers more than just enhanced visualization. It will impact our therapies and the way we manipulate tissue,” said Allen Ho, MD, director of Retina Research at Wills Eye Hospital. “The easier it is for surgeons to perform these long, delicate surgeries, the better they can perform for our patients who count on us to provide them with the best possible care.”
The NGENUITY system is a collaboration with TrueVision 3D Surgical, and is expected to be available in the U.S. and parts of Europe on Friday, Sept. 15.