British Ophthalmologist Develops New Cutting Tool to Make Cataract Surgery Safer By Enabling a More Precise and Predictable Capsulorrhexis
March 12, 2009
It was reported that Dr. John Stokes, an ophthalmologist in Nottingham in the United Kingdom, has developed a new surgical device which could make cataract operations safer for millions of patients.
Currently surgeons performing cataract surgery have to use a needle or forceps to cut open the surrounding lens capsule so the cloudy lens can be sucked out. Dr. Stokes’ new device uses a cutting device controlled by the surgeon to make a neat circular hole in the capsule. Dr. Stokes said the innovation would would make the most intricate part of the cataract surgery easier for doctors.
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