8K ultra-high-definition microscopic camera for ophthalmic surgery
Authors Yamashita H, Tanioka K, Miyake G, Ota I, Noda T, Miyake K, Chiba T
Received 16 April 2018
Accepted for publication 27 June 2018
Published 19 September 2018 Volume 2018:12 Pages 1823—1828
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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser
Hiromasa Yamashita,1,2 Kenkichi Tanioka,2 Goichiro Miyake,3 Ichiro Ota,3 Toru Noda,4 Kensaku Miyake,3 Toshio Chiba1,2
1Kairos Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan; 2Medical Imaging Consortium, Tokyo, Japan; 3Miyake Eye Hospital, Nagoya, Japan; 4Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
Background: We have developed a new compact lightweight 8K ultra-high-definition (UHD; 7,680×4,320 pixels) camera and started medical application with an ophthalmic surgical microscope which is interchangeable with the conventional high-definition (1,920×1,080 pixels)/4K UHD (3,840×2,160 pixels) microscopic camera.
Methods: We did a feasibility study to apply our 8K UHD microscope in cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery and vitreous surgery using pig cadaver eyes. The 8K UHD microscope comprises a surgical microscope, a camera adaptor with relay lenses, an 8K UHD camera and an 8K UHD LCD to share the 8K UHD images with all surgical staff in real time.
Results: In ophthalmic surgeries, higher resolution images than conventional microscopic cameras were obtained with 8K UHD LCD equivalent to the observation through the microscopic eye pieces.
Conclusion: Based on the results of this feasibility study, clinical trials on human ophthalmic surgery using the new 8K UHD microscopic camera should be conducted in the near future.
Keywords: 8K ultra-high-definition camera, surgical microscope, cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, vitreoretinal surgery, heads-up surgery
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