2017-30: Comparison between Robotic Assisted versus Manual Tasks during Epiretinal Membrane Peeling Surgery
The Preceyes Surgical System (PSS) is a high precision telemanipulated robot that assists surgeons at critical steps during vitreoretinal surgery. When needed during particular surgical steps, the surgeon can make use of the PSS, while at other time, the surgery is carried out manually. The surgical steps where PSS can be of assistance require a clinical evaluation. A typical surgical procedure for vitreoretinal surgeons, where several of the common surgical steps are carried out is a macular pucker procedure. This is a prospective, randomized, comparative study between robotic assistance and manual surgery at selected stages of macular pucker surgery.