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Gautam Kamthan, MD: Our presentation’s very thrilling. You realize, within the peak of the pandemic in New York Metropolis when it was floor zero, we bought this robotic. It is the primary surgical robotic for ophthalmology. And we launched this venture to discover if we might do surgical procedure with this robotic within the anterior phase.
Underneath the management of Dr. Sean Ianchulev and Dr. Jim Tsai, we have been capable of get the primary and solely surgical robotic for ophthalmology. And this can be a robotic that has been utilized in people really, the one one in every of its form. And now we have the one one at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, the place now we have been doing this venture.
The thrilling factor about this robotic is that it has a 20 occasions enchancment in surgeon’s tremor over the pure resting tremor. In order that’s actually vital as a result of once we’re doing glaucoma surgical procedure, the buildings that we’re focusing on are very microscopic. And so in an effort to do the surgical procedure on these buildings, you really want quite a lot of excessive precision. So this was a pure selection for us to make use of the robotic, goal glaucoma surgical procedure, and develop on the present robotic’s talents of doing retina surgical procedure, which is what it had been used for in Europe.
So in our venture, what we did, we designed a feasibility research. And we in contrast human guide surgical procedure utilizing implantable and non implantable blended applied sciences to do glaucoma surgical procedure. And we evaluate that to performing it with the robotic. And what we discovered really, very encouragingly was the robotic was capable of do these surgical procedures, and even probably higher.
So that is thrilling as a result of as we sit up for the longer term and our scientific trial, we’ll proceed to develop the robotic for that. So that is nice as a result of glaucoma is among the prime causes of blindness on the earth. And with the robotic, this expands on the chances of recent surgical procedures for the longer term, and possibly even bettering on present surgical procedures.