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The first remote keratoconus surgery performed in Bari

A revolutionary milestone has been reached at the Ophthalmology Clinic of the Polyclinic of Bari with the realization of the first intercontinental remote surgery for the treatment of keratoconus. The operation was monitored electronically by World Keratoconus Congress di Dubaimarking a historic moment in ophthalmic medicine.

The success of the surgery represented a significant advance in the treatment of keratoconus, a degenerative disease of the cornea that can lead to severe vision impairment. Thanks to the advanced technological platform 4D Suite by iVis Technologiesit was possible to manage the entire process of screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the patient, who suffered from keratoconus in an advanced stage.

The first remote keratoconus surgery

Before surgery, the patient underwent a series of precision diagnostic tests, using the iVis diagnostic platform. These tests provided crucial data for the personalized treatment planningaimed at improving vision and halting the progression of the disease, while minimizing surgical invasiveness.

From the Le Méridien Conference Center in Dubai, Professor Giovanni Alessio directed the operation in real time, using the iVis remote control station. The surgery combined corneal remodeling techniques e crosslinking to optimize the patient's vision and prevent further damage to the cornea.

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“The operation performed today, made possible by the technology developed by iVis Technologies, is the last and most complex operation of a series of three remotely controlled surgeries carried out to demonstrate that, thanks to remote control, it will no longer be necessary to patients face long journeys to receive the best possible care. We must continue to invest in the research and development of these innovative technologies, ensuring they are accessible to all who need them.”

Prof. Giovanni Alessio

A historic result resulting from a shared effort

The use of TIM's 5G technologydeveloped in collaboration with Ericssonguaranteed one stable and low latency connection. These are essential prerequisites for the synchronization of remote controls. For the operation, the laser iRes2.

This cutting-edge infrastructure, the result of the union of multiple excellences, has made it possible to carry out remote surgery with maximum precision. A historic event, which demonstrates the importance of integrating communication technology and medical practice.

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