Intraoperative optical coherence tomography-compatible surgical instruments for real-time image-guided ophthalmic surgery

Justis P. Ehlers, Atsuro Uchida, Sunil K. Srivastava

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Abstract

Intraoperative optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a potentially transformational technology that is now commercially available to ophthalmic surgeons. Currently, the use of the technology is primarily limited to a 'stop and image' approach due to the lack of OCT compatibility with surgical instrumentation. In this report, we describe multiple OCT-compatible surgical instruments that were developed for various surgical needs, based on previous evaluation of potential surgical materials for optical features and physical properties. OCT-compatible instrumentation included two membrane scrapers, a surgical pick and vitreoretinal forceps. Imaging during in vitro and ex vivo-simulated surgical procedures demonstrated excellent visualisation of the instrument tip and of the tissue-instrument interaction. These OCT-compatible instruments may be a key component to the feasibility of real-time image-guided surgery with intraoperative OCT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1306-1308
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume101
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct
Externally publishedYes

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Computer-Assisted Surgery
Optical Coherence Tomography
Surgical Instruments
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Membranes

Keywords

  • imaging
  • retina
  • treatment surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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Intraoperative optical coherence tomography-compatible surgical instruments for real-time image-guided ophthalmic surgery. / Ehlers, Justis P.; Uchida, Atsuro; Srivastava, Sunil K.

In: British Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 101, No. 10, 10.2017, p. 1306-1308.

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