New technology greatly enhances a retinal surgeon’s ability to provide enhanced care to retinal patients.
A machine, called the NGENUITY 3D VISUALIZATION SYSTEM has been developed which aligns perfectly with our Foundation’s goals of improved clinical care and enabling the education of future retinal surgeons. Read more about the system here.
Currently retinal surgeons hunch over a microscope and peer into an infinitely small space to do corrective surgery – drawbacks include a microscopic work area, an inability for students to see what is being done, and, not unimportantly, fatigue and back strain as surgeons have to bend over their microscopes for long periods of time.
This new instrument, powered by a 3 D high dynamic range camera and a 3 D 4 K OLED monitor creates a singular operating room experience, by redefining how surgical information is captured and displayed. It allows the surgeon to sit upright – no back strain; work in a significantly bigger work space; and share his actions with students can watch the screen as the procedure is being done. Simple in concept but transformational in practice.
Currently widely used in Europe, it is just now coming to North America. There is only one such machine in operation in Canada at the Hopital Notre Dame in Montreal. We wish to join with the Montreal General Hospital Foundation to finance the purchase of one of these machines, at a cost of $110,000 – each party is to provide 50% of the funds.