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Micro Eye Surgery From 600km Away

Chinese surgeons have successfully carried out 5G remote micron eye surgery from a distance of 600 kilometres with the help of a surgical robot.

The chief surgeon operated the robotic arm in Haikou City and completed the subretinal therapy for an experimental animal in south China’s Guangdong Province.

The surgery… was confirmed as safe and stable after a month of postoperative observation

The surgery, which took place on 23 June, was confirmed as safe and stable after a month of postoperative observation, according to Professor Lin Haotian, from the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center of Sun Yat-sen University.

With the help of 5G communication and ultra-high-definition (UHD) micro-stereoscopic imaging technology, ophthalmologists can obtain low-delay UHD remote microsurgical images in real time, making surgery more accurate, said Prof Haotian. Use of a surgical robot also eliminates physiological tremor and shaking of human hands.

The micron eye surgical robot was jointly developed by institutions including the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center and the School of Computer Science and Engineering of Sun Yat-sen University.

A statement from the State Council of The People’s republic of China said “the success of this 5G remote micron eye surgery showed that remote medical services can be expected to promote the balanced and adequate development of ophthalmology across China and address the uneven distribution of high-quality medical resources”.