A team of surgeons at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford in UK has restored a patient’s sight by operating a robot inside his eye.The operation, the first of its kind anywhere in the world, was carried out by doctors using a joystick.
The surgeons were able to remove a membrane which was one hundredth of a millimetre thick from his right eye state reports.The patient, Rev. Bill Beaver, 70, had lost most of the sight in the eye because of the membrane which had created a hole in his retina.
It was an operation which required considerable precision. This was made possible by the Preceyes surgical robot, developed in Holland.