“We are all used to wearing really heavy eye loupes and a headlight, but this technology allows us to do our longer surgeries in a more heads-up, ergonomic position,” she said.
The high resolution and magnification help surgeons see greater anatomical detail, such as tissue boundaries, blood vessels and lesions. In addition, the whole surgical team can view the same image, important for learning and consultation.ii
Once the tumor was removed, lab tests showed it to be benign. Moving forward, Raven will need routine neurosurgery check-ups in addition to physical therapy to address the effects of the tumor on the development of her fine and large motor skills.
To date, the ORBEYE has been used in neurosurgery, spine, neuro ENT, and plastic surgeries at Akron Children’s. Since its launch, the ORBEYE has been used in more than 1,000 lifesaving cases, based on data from early adopters of the new technology.i