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50 eye doctors from all over Ireland viewed this event which allowed them to be "inside" the eye during surgery.

 

In a hugely exciting advance in ophthalmic surgery, 3D camera technology in Whitfield removes the need for surgeons to physically look through a microscope when operating and allows them, from anywhere in the world, to be "inside" a patient's eye during surgery. 

 

This surgery, performed by Mr. Eugene NG, was screened at a ‘New Approaches to Retinal Diseases’ conference on Saturday 4th February 2017 at Whitfield in Waterford City.

 

The Institute of Eye Surgery, Ireland’s most technologically advanced Retina Clinic, which focusses on innovative minimally invasive Retina surgery, based at the Whitfield Clinic, hosted the conference for Ophthalmologists.  The conference focussed on future cutting edge treatments for the commonest causes of blindness in Ireland.  These diseases include Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy.