Objective: To report preliminary experience using the BeyeonicsOne (Beyeonics Vision, Haifa, Israel) digital visualization platform and the utilization of its three-dimensional (3D) head-mounted display (HMD) in cataract surgery.
Methods: An interventional case series including patients who underwent cataract surgery using the 3D HMD platform at the Tel Aviv Medical Center. The system uses the HMD unit to display high-resolution real-time 3D surgical field images. Collected data included patient demographics, ocular comorbidities, risk factors for complex cataract surgery, cataract grading, preoperative and postoperative best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and intra- and postoperative complications.
Results: In total, 60 eyes of 60 subjects (mean age 73.1 ± 8.4 years) were included. Mean preoperative BCVA was 0.40 ± 0.30 logMAR (Snellen equivalent ~20/50) and improved to 0.10 ± 0.10 logMAR (Snellen equivalent ~20/25, p < 0.001). None of the patients suffered BCVA loss. All procedures and follow-ups were uneventful except for one case of a posterior capsular tear and one case of post-surgical cystoid macular edema.
Conclusion: The visualization platform and its embedded 3D head-mounted display can be easily used in routine cataract surgery with the added benefits of improved ergonomics, high picture quality and enhanced image control.
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