Richard Lewis, MD, First Glaucoma Specialist to Go 3D Hi-Def
Full Program of 3D Glaucoma Video Education Debut at American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Chicago
Sacramento, CALIF. (November 2010) — Dr. Richard Lewis, of Grutzmacher, Lewis & Sierra Eye Specialists in Sacramento, California, is the first glaucoma specialist in the nation to adopt the TrueVision® 3D Surgical Visualization System as an advanced, new technology for glaucoma and refractive cataract surgery. The TrueVision® 3D Surgical Visualization System is a real-time, stereoscopic, 3D high-definition visualization system for microsurgery that attaches to microscopes to display the surgical field of view in real-time on 3D flat panel displays in the operating room.
At the Grutzmacher, Lewis & Sierra Eye Specialist clinic, Dr. Lewis equipped an operating suite with the state-of-the-art TrueVision® 3D Surgical Visualization System for day-to-day glaucoma, refractive cataract, and corneal surgeries. The system is also used to record 3D surgical video for educational purposes and presenting on-demand and streaming 3D surgical video content.
For the first time ever, a comprehensive program for glaucoma by renowned surgeons, including Dr. Lewis, was presented in 3D at this year’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago, October 16 through 19, 2010.
“TrueVision® provides me a 3D high-definition view of the surgical field that allows my operating room staff to see what I see, enabling them to anticipate my needs during glaucoma and cataract surgery. I can operate in an ergonomic position while maintaining the views of ocular structures involved in advanced glaucoma surgical techniques and cataract surgery. The 3D videos and images also allow me to educate my patients about their surgery and other surgeons about new techniques in a way that shows real depth within the eye,” said Dr. Lewis who is recognized internationally as glaucoma and cataract specialist. Dr. Lewis has presented 3D surgical videos to his colleagues during medical scientific conferences.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cataracts and glaucoma are the first and second leading causes of blindness worldwide, both of which increase in prevalence as the population ages. Over 20 million people over the age of 40 have cataracts in the U.S. and it is estimated that over 4 million people have glaucoma, with many unaware of the condition.
The National Eye Institute (NEI) defines glaucoma as a group of eye diseases that cause vision loss and blindness as a result of damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight” due to the loss of vision which can occur gradually and without patient symptoms until the disease has significantly progressed. Currently, no cure for glaucoma exists, but with early diagnosis and medical or surgical treatment, it is possible to reduce or halt the progression of vision loss.
About Richard A. Lewis, MD
Dr. Lewis is a cataract surgeon and glaucoma specialist practicing in Sacramento, Calif. In addition to his busy private consulting practice, Dr. Lewis is actively involved in clinical research in national and international trials in glaucoma therapy. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Glaucoma, Glaucoma Today, Focus on Glaucoma, and Ocular Surgery News and Video Journal of Ophthalmology. He also serves Glaucoma Today as the chief medical editor. For more information on Dr. Lewis, visit www.eyelasik.com/lasik-sacramento/richard-lewis.htm
About TrueVision® 3D Surgical
TrueVision® 3D Surgical is the leader in digital 3D visualization for microsurgery. Based in Santa Barbara, Calif., TrueVision® has developed and patented an intelligent, real-time, 3D surgical visualization platform. The company is focused on developing a suite of 3D guidance applications for microsurgery to assist surgeons and positively impact patient outcomes. Visit www.truevisionsys.com for more information.
https://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/516b76019f18322d8d3a9ddc96987741.jpg300350Ottermediahttps://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Microscopy-news_logo_microscope_news.pngOttermedia2017-01-17 10:44:242017-01-17 10:44:24Andor launches KOMET 7 – The most advanced and powerful software solution for analysis, data management and presentation of comet assay samples
https://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/543ba9c56fe57e856dc7f252e2ebd3ba.jpg466350Ottermediahttps://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Microscopy-news_logo_microscope_news.pngOttermedia2017-01-17 10:43:462017-01-17 10:43:46Advanced Thin Films Enters Medical Laser Optics Market
https://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/7423894303b540804bd4b9ded95ac7a1.jpg228350otmarohttps://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Microscopy-news_logo_microscope_news.pngotmaro2017-01-17 10:43:332017-01-17 10:43:33Module transforms Raman microscopes into high throughput chemical analyzers
https://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ca9ed333736eb38ce4abbffcee37be60.jpg260350otmarohttps://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Microscopy-news_logo_microscope_news.pngotmaro2017-01-17 10:42:462017-01-17 10:42:46Motic Microscopes launches the new BA410E for biomedical applications
https://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2ed54dfbb5613dc8894327c8185309c1.jpg175350Ottermediahttps://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Microscopy-news_logo_microscope_news.pngOttermedia2017-01-17 10:42:442017-01-17 10:42:44R&D 100 Award 2014 for ZEISS ELYRA P.1 with 3D-PALM
https://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/944a198042025732e6e8fb5a715d48c5.jpg243350otmarohttps://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Microscopy-news_logo_microscope_news.pngotmaro2017-01-17 10:41:572017-01-17 10:41:57Motic Microscopes presents the new AE31E for microbiology
https://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/3725b94ba62d8e2205f5f20b3cdee1ee.jpg463350Ottermediahttps://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Microscopy-news_logo_microscope_news.pngOttermedia2017-01-17 10:41:372017-01-17 10:41:37CRAIC Technologies Website: A Resource for UV-Visible-NIR and Raman Microspectroscopy
https://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1affabb625a5c37519bafa89fedc162e.jpg86350otmarohttps://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Microscopy-news_logo_microscope_news.pngotmaro2017-01-17 10:41:102017-01-17 10:41:10Imaging companies in Europe shoulder-to-shoulder with life scientists
https://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/341633931c01418c4fa8e0a90a8236d4.jpg139350otmarohttps://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Microscopy-news_logo_microscope_news.pngotmaro2017-01-17 10:39:052017-01-17 10:39:05XIMEA unveils Thunderbolt™ 2 high speed cameras with IMX174 and CMV20000
https://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/22b06d4094468fc910406cd44d96ec1f.jpg181350Ottermediahttps://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Microscopy-news_logo_microscope_news.pngOttermedia2017-01-17 10:37:192017-01-17 10:37:19Dolomite´s new microfluidic system showcases droplet merging at nanoliter sample scale
https://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/a5d0c77f7619812a129b2a4e6a9cb90b.jpg234350otmarohttps://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Microscopy-news_logo_microscope_news.pngotmaro2017-01-17 10:36:522017-01-17 10:36:52Point Grey´s Latest Blackfly® GigE PoE Camera Features Popular High Sensitivity VGA CCD
https://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/a77db128b10a613c26b9e4dbea5dae02.jpg220350Ottermediahttps://microscopy-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Microscopy-news_logo_microscope_news.pngOttermedia2017-01-17 10:36:392017-01-17 10:36:39Point Grey Launches New Grasshopper®3 Family of High Resolution GigE Vision™ PoE Cameras