Tiny Robots Revolutionizing Eye Surgery

Machines that are able of making exact operations inside the human eye will make it conceivable to perform altogether new procedures. Tiny surgical robots "are revolutionizing eye surgery," said Simon Parkin at Technology Review. The Robotic Retinal Dissection Device, known as R2D2, enables specialists to produce miniscule incisions,

move membranes as small as a hundredth of a millimeter thick, and perform other staggeringly precise maneuvers on patients' eyes utilizing "a joystick and a camera feed."