One of the biggest advantages of technological advancement is being able to direct it towards health. In this way, it is possible to guarantee more and more quality of life to those who, for various reasons, are victims of circumstances that reduce it.
In an ode to the future, Israel performed its first surgery using 3D technology and Augmented Reality, on January 1.
The future of medicine is already present
In a combination of medical knowledge and technological assistance, Israel led a historic moment that mirrors what may be the future of medicine. This is because, in addition to everything that technology allows us to have, it is and will be more and more an asset when associated with health.
On January 1, doctors from the Galilee Medical Center, in Nahariya, Israel, held one, so named, world premiere. In other words, surgery to repair the eye socket, using 3D technology and Augmented Reality.
The future is already here.
Said the teacher Masad Barhoum, director general of Galilee Medical Center.
First surgery using 3D and AR technology
As it was reported, the surgery, led by Professor Samer Srouji, was performed on a 31-year-old patient. He needed the base of his left eye socket to be repaired. This, after being seriously injured in the face.
This fracture resulted in a double vision, as well as a deterioration in the look and symmetry of his eyes.
For surgery, the team of doctors used a new method that uses 3D and AR technology. So, it resulted in a very precise execution of the surgery in about an hour and a half.
Through computed tomography (CT), it was possible to produce a plaque that corresponded to the base of the patient's eye socket. In fact, this production was only possible, so precisely, due to software that built a 3D printed model of the patient's skull.
Printed in titanium, the plate was placed under the patient's eye using the RA. Plus, one of the medical team members used Microsoft's HoloLens that connected to the computer software and then connected to the patient's skull model and the plaque.
Despite the debut, this is not the first bold surgery performed in the Galilee Medical Center. This is because another team of doctors successfully completed the first surgery of total knee replacement assisted by robots.