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Haag-Streit Surgical recently announced it added several new features to its intraoperative OCT system, iOCT.
The iOCT allows the surgeon to directly assess structures within the tissue while performing the surgical operation. Now, these iOCT images can be displayed synchronically using the microscope overview, which means that the surgeon gets to see a picture-in-picture superimposition. This synchronicity aids the physician in navigating the area under treatment and makes the operative workflow enormously easier. In addition, the iOCT is linked to the zoom and the lens focus of the surgical microscope, which offers the same field of vision by way of the microscope as well as with iOCT.
Also, using M.REC2, it is now possible to make parallel video and photo recordings from the camera and iOCT image. This allows the surgeon to have one image in the full screen mode, while the other is displayed at reduced scale. The scale and position of the small window can be individually adjusted. The channels can also be adjusted. Using the recording and snapshot function, the system saves each camera and iOCT recording separately as HD videos or single high-resolution images. Using M.AED, a processing program, a shorter version of the recordings that in part extend to hours can be made to highlight the most significant surgical steps.