At present, over 60 million people around the world suffer from treatable visual impairment, and could benefit from from eye surgery procedures. There is a worldwide shortage of qualified surgeons to meet this need. Through the development of robotic-assisted eye surgery, the potential exists to treat many of those who otherwise would not have access to surgery.
Dr Yan Jin (Reader, Robotics and Intelligent Manufacturing, Queen’s University), and Prof Johnny Moore (Medical Director, Cathedral Eye Clinic) are collaborating to advance the standards of ophthalmic treatment through robotics.
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