1. Researchers advance image-guided robotic surgical tools for delicate eye procedures

    Researchers advance image-guided robotic surgical tools for delicate eye procedures

    Molecular, gene and cell-based therapies targeting eye diseases could prevent and potentially reverse cell degeneration that leads to loss of sight. However, delivering injections safely and accurately into targeted ocular layers remain concerns that affect the advancement of life-changing new treatments. To address the safety and reliability challenges, researchers in the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering are joining their expertise to enable the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging for assistive robot control feedback aimed at enabling extreme precision subretinal drug delivery. Front, Mechanical Engineering Professor Nabil Simaan and Karen Joos, Joseph and Barbara Ellis Professor of Ophthalmology ...

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