ORBEYE Helps Surgical Teams Protect Against COVID-19
Today, in the era of COVID, new research reveals the way ORBEYE further supports surgeons by eliminating the eyepiece issue associated with microsurgery. A recent case report published in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery details how the use of the ORBEYE 4K 3D exoscope allows surgeons to perform otologic surgery with sterile draping and proper PPE without compromising surgical visualization or patient outcomes.
Doctors have reported that conventional eyepiece loupes are difficult to use when a physician is wearing goggles, face shields or hoods, and so the bare eyes may be touching the microscope loupe, in turn causing a significant safety risk. The research indicates that ORBEYE’s elimination of loupes from the workflow can mean improved safety benefits.
This research is especially relevant today as, due to the risk of transmission through aerosols and the high viral load in the nose associated with COVID-19, otolaryngologists are particularly at risk for COVID-19. The ORBEYE technology is part of a potential solution for performing otologic surgery safely while the threat of COVID-19 transmission persists.