Jonathan Solomon, MD, shares his personal experience using the Beyeonics One exoscope, highlighting what makes this tool stand out.
I'm Dr. Jonathan Solomon here in beautiful Washington, D.C. I am the medical director of Solomon Physicians and Surgeons, as well as the clinical director of research at the Bowie Vision Institute for Applied Sciences. I'm here to talk to you today about my experience with the Beyeonics surgical exoscope.
One of the things that comes to my mind when reviewing my experience and considering what we were able to achieve with this particular unit is first and foremost, the enhanced ergonomics. Certainly there are other devices in the market that allows one to sit back and not necessarily be in a rigid posture, while looking through a microscope with traditional oculars; however, this machine is not a legacy device; it is not a situation where you're having to look at a big screen television.
It is an immersive experience that allows you to look at the entire surgical field through a visor.
That is something that has otherwise never been achieved, and I think offers the surgeon a very unique experience.
Secondly, the opportunity to minimize the photo exposure, I think offers a significant degree of value, not just for you as a surgeon, but certainly for the patient for those who are concerned about excess of light exposure.
Another very important feature about this unit comes in the form of minimizing the number of times one has to touch the surgical foot pedal. [It] may not seem like a whole lot in the midst of a very efficient surgical procedure; however, because of the enhanced depth of field that a surgeon has given with this unit, you're having to touch or manipulate that foot pedal to a lesser degree.
And in large part, I think combined with the improved optics that you see compared to other scopes, that also lends itself to a better potential outcome both for patient and the surgeon.