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Sony Medical Group’s 3D Technology Offers New View into Ophthalmic Procedures

by Tom 02/20/2013

Sony 3D technology isn’t just for the movies or home theater systems. Medical professionals are putting 3D to use every day, helping them get a better and more realistic visual sense of a procedure. At the recent symposium “Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is” in Sarasota, Fla., Richard Mackool Sr., MD, the Director of The Mackool Eye Institute, delivered a hands-on view of what this technology can really do before an audience of 500 ophthalmologists, presenting two surgical cases captured by Sony’s 3D camera and recorder.

Mackool said:  “Sony’s advanced video technology provides the first end-to-end 3D solution for existing microscopes, to capture, record, and display HD surgical video in 3D, providing a truer visual experience compared to 2D video. Right now, training and education is primarily being presented in 2D.  Get ready, because the industry is about to change and change quickly with the introduction of 3D now available through Sony.”

Sony’s 3D camera and recorder, when combined with a 3D display, make up the industry’s first end-to-end 3D solution, with the added benefit of seamlessly fitting with existing surgical microscopes.

“Sony’s end-to-end solution responds to the need for high quality HD video to display and record ophthalmic surgical procedures,” said Anne Bondulich, marketing manager, Sony Medical Systems Division. “Sony is committed to providing state-of-the-art imaging solutions to the ophthalmic market to enhance the workflow and enhancing visualization for surgeons and clinicians with outstanding quality HD and 3D video solutions.”

For more information on Sony’s 3D medical solutions, visit www.sony.com/medical. The Sony 3D technology will also be in its exhibit at the 2013 Annual ASCRS-ASOA Symposium and Congress, Hall E, in San Francisco (April 19 to 23, 2013).

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