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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2017 May;60(3):289-293. English. Review. https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2017.0202.003
Nishiyama K .
Department of Neurosurgery, Center for Neurological Diseases, Niigata Medical Center, Niigata, Japan. nishiken@d4.dion.ne.jp
Abstract

An exoscope, high-definition video telescope operating monitor system to perform microsurgery has recently been proposed an alternative to the operating microscope. It enables surgeons to complete the operation assistance by visualizing magnified images on a display. The strong points of exoscope are the wide field of view and deep focus. It minimized the need for repositioning and refocusing during the procedure. On the other hand, limitation of magnifying object was an emphasizing weak point. The procedures are performed under 2D motion images with a visual perception through dynamic cue and stereoscopically viewing corresponding to the motion parallax. Nevertheless, stereopsis is required to improve hand and eye coordination for high precision works. Consequently novel 3D high-definition operating scopes with various mechanical designs have been developed according to recent high-tech innovations in a digital surgical technology. It will set the stage for the next generation in digital image based neurosurgery.

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