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Display Integrated into Surgical Microscope

Display Integrated into Surgical Microscope

Integrated into the MultiVision microscope,
CMD's microdisplay allows surgeons to view either microscopic or endoscopic data.

Neurosurgeons rely on many sources of information to guide them through surgery, sources that include surgical microscopes, endoscopes, and computer-generated navigational data. To improve microsurgical procedures, Carl Zeiss (Oberkochen, Germany; www.zeiss.de/surgical) selected microdisplays from Colorado Microdisplay (CMD; Boulder, CO; www.comicro.com) for use in its OPMI Neuro MultiVision microscope. With the CMD microdisplay in the
eyepiece of the MultiVision system, a surgeon is provided with all of the information needed without having to look away from the microscope at other monitors. Using either a handgrip or a foot pedal, the surgeon can easily switch between the images from the microscope and endoscope. Viewing the microscope image in conjunction with a microdisplay also allows navigational overlays and other data to be projected into the microscope image, further improving the surgeon's efficiency. "CMD's microdisplay system provides crisp, beautiful images with outstanding contrast, color, and brilliance, and was the optimal solution we needed to consolidate the different images and views in the microscope," said Dirk Brunner, business unit manager of neurosurgery, spine, and ENT at Carl Zeiss.

Carl Zeiss's OPMI Neuro MultiVision microscope simplifies and enhances endoscopic-assisted surgery.

"Multivision enables us to simplify the process, allowing more effective and more reliable endoscopic-assisted microsurgery."

Katherine Sweeny


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