June 2017
Volume 58, Issue 8
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   June 2017
Robot-assisted simulated cataract surgery
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • CHAMMAS Jimmy
    Hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Pierre-Henri Becmeur
    Hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Arnaud Sauer
    Hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • David Gaucher
    Hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Philippe Liverneaux
    Hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Jacques Marescaux
    Hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
    IRCAD, Strasbourg, France
  • Didier Mutter
    Hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Tristan Bourcier
    Hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   CHAMMAS Jimmy, None; Pierre-Henri Becmeur, None; Arnaud Sauer, None; David Gaucher, None; Philippe Liverneaux, None; Jacques Marescaux, None; Didier Mutter, None; Tristan Bourcier, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science June 2017, Vol.58, 1812. doi:
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      CHAMMAS Jimmy, Pierre-Henri Becmeur, Arnaud Sauer, David Gaucher, Philippe Liverneaux, Jacques Marescaux, Didier Mutter, Tristan Bourcier; Robot-assisted simulated cataract surgery. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2017;58(8):1812.

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Abstract

Purpose : To investigate the feasibility of robot-assisted simulated cataract surgery

Methods : Cataract surgeries were performed on a Kitaro cataract wet lab training system using simultaneously the DaVinci Xi robotic surgical system and a phacoemulsification system. For each procedure, duration and successful completion of the surgery with or without ocular complications were assessed.

Results : Procedures were successfully performed on 25 lens nuclei. Feasibility of robot-assisted simulated cataract surgery is confirmed. The DaVinci Xi system provided the intraocular dexterity and operative field visualization necessary to perform the main steps of the phacoemulsification procedure: corneal incisions, capsulorhexis, grooving, cracking, quadrant removal and infusion-aspiration of the viscoelastic. The intervention of a second surgeon was required for the intraocular injections of viscoelastic, balanced salt solution and intraocular lenses. Mean operative time was 26 minutes. All lens nuclei were removed. Inadvertent enlargement of the main corneal incision caused by the phaco hand piece was observed in 2 cases

Conclusions : Experimental robot-assisted cataract surgery is technically feasible using the new DaVinci Xi robotic Surgical System combined with a phacoemulsification machine.

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2017 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore, MD, May 7-11, 2017.

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