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Patient fellow eye movie clip viewing during cataract surgery

Session Details

Session Title: Cataract I

Session Date/Time: Friday 14/02/2014 | 10:30-12:30

Paper Time: 10:48

Venue: Kosovel Hall (Level -2)

First Author: : IordanisChatziangelidis GREECE

Co Author(s): :    Stylianos A. Kandarakis   Nikiforos Christoforou   Dimitrios Karagiannis        

Abstract Details


To evaluate the use of a monocular head mounted display over the patient non operated eye , in order to stabilize the operated eye in the surgeons desirable position , to relieve stress and relax the patient during cataract surgery


Ophthalmiatreion Athens Eye Hospital , Athens , Greece


We used a Monocular Head Mounted LCD Display, with resolution of 640 x 480 pixel ( ICUITY M920) on the non operated eye , during cataract surgery. The small casing 5cm X 3cm X 2cm was placed over a transparent eye shield , in a way that the fellow operated eye was well positioned under the microscope. During the surgery the patient watched a special edited video. Characteristics of expected binocular rivalry were assumed. Four (4) eyes of four selected ( 4) patients were operated on by two surgeons with topical anesthesia (drops). Two of the patients had experience of previous phaco operation in the fellow eye. After the operation surgeons and patients were interviewed regarding their comfort during surgery. . The authors have no financial interest in the materials and methods described.


Surgery was uncomplicated in all of the cases. All the patients were able to watch the video during operation. All of the patients reported that this experience helped them relax during surgery. None of the patients felt isolated during the operation. Surgeons reported satisfactory cooperation of the patient during surgery. An inconvenience was also reported in maneuvering when operating on the left eye , with the camera on the right eye (Both surgeons are right-handed ) due to the bulk of the camera.


This study demonstrated the feasibility of simultaneous movie clip viewing from the patient’s fellow eye during ocular surgery. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE"