World’s first brain surgery on patient wearing 3D glasses

by Beatrice Credi - 2016.02.17
World’s first brain surgery on patient wearing 3D glasses
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In a global first, brain surgery has been carried out with the help of 3D glasses. The patient remained awake and alert during the operation, while surgeons removed a tumour. The man wore the glasses to take part in a real-time virtual reality programme, which tested his visual functions. This helped the doctors to avoid areas of the cerebral cortex and connections between the brain and the optic nerves involved in essential functions. The surgery was carried on 27 January and, three weeks after the procedure, the patient “is in perfect health”, according to a spokesperson at the Angers CHU hospital in western France.

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