This microscopic robot is revolutionizing eye surgery

Tiny surgical robots "are revolutionizing eye surgery," said Simon Parkin at Technology Review. The Robotic Retinal Dissection Device, known as R2D2, allows surgeons to make miniscule incisions, shift membranes as small as a hundredth of a millimeter thick, and perform other incredibly precise maneuvers on patients' eyes using "a joystick and a camera feed."

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The device was designed in part to eliminate tremors in a surgeon's hand, and last September doctors at Oxford...

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