Leica Microsystems Sets New Standards in Surgical Operating Microscopy

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Handfree control of the surgical microscope is now available by a new robotic Â?Follow MeÂ? function of the surgical microscope following each movement of the surgical instrument.

The cooperation between Leica Microsystems and BrainLAB has reached a new dimension by the recently launched new navigation system Vector Vision 7.0 of BrainLAB. Tooltracking tracks and fossuses the microscope exactly to the ROI (Region of Interest) where the surgeon works. In combination with the tool tracking capabilities of the IGS system the optical axis and focal plane of the microscope follows in any lateral relevant direction the tip of a defined navigated tool (forceps, coagulator etc.).

The application of this new software program requires surgical operating microscopes which are equipped with a robotic function and adapted to the IGS-System.

Leica Microsystems is proud to offer with the Leica M520 OH3 and Leica M520 MS3 two high-end products which are fulfilling the high demands of automatic positioning. The perfect electromechanical system of the Leica M520 OH3 and Leica M520 MS3 allows, that each movement of the microscope is made very precise, free of oscillation, gentle but fluent, targeted and controlled.

This development offers a very important advantage for the surgeon: Handfree controlling of a surgical microscope. As the microscope is continuously following each movement of the surgical instrument, manually repositioning or focussing is no longer necessary. No button on the handles or footswitch has to be pushed or activated. This consequently leads to more concentration on the essential: the surgery itself.

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