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A. Tsirbas, J. P. Hubschman, W. Choi, C. Kim, S. D. Schwartz; Robotic Retinal Surgery Using Novel Microhand Technology. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2008;49(13):5958.
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To investigate mechanical characteristics of microtechnology (MEMS) based "microhands" in order to perform surgical maneuvers on intraocular tissues, including the retinal surface.
Animal models are to be used to determine force recquired to perform various intraocular maneuvers. The basic mechanical characteristics of the newly fabricated MEMS "microhand" are evaluated. Potential intraocular surgical applications of the "microhand" are explored.
The force recquired to safely manipulate intraocular tissues can vary from micro to millinewtons. The MEMS "microhand" may be a useful tool to determine force characteristics of various intraocular surgical manuevers as they related to intraocular tissue manipulation.
The force recquired to safely manipulate or to damage intraocular structures may be important to building a successful microsurgical robot .The novel microhand may be a very useful in its current and future iterations.
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