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Sony Announces First East and West Coast Installations of 3D Imaging Solution for Ophthalmic Surgery



Sony Announces First East and West Coast Installations of 3D Imaging Solution
                            for Ophthalmic Surgery

First Ever End-to-End, Medical-Grade 3D Imaging Solution to View and Record
Eye Surgeries to be showcased at ASCRS 2013

PR Newswire

PARK RIDGE, N.J., April 11, 2013

PARK RIDGE, N.J., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics, a leader in
providing innovative imaging solutions for microsurgery, announces the first
east and west coast installations of its end-to-end 3D imaging solution for
ophthalmic surgery.   Robert Cionni, M.D., Cataract Surgeon, Eye Institute of
Utah, Salt Lake City and Richard J. Mackool, M.D., Senior Attending Surgeon,
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Director, Mackool Eye Institute and Laser
Center, and Professor of Ophthalmology, New York University Medical Center,
are the first to install this complete medical-grade 3D imaging solution for
ophthalmic surgery, which includes Sony's MCC-3000MT 3D camera, HVO-3000MT 3D
video recorder, and  3D display, the LMD-2451MT 24-inch LCD widescreen monitor
with full HD resolution.  The solution will be demonstrated at the American
Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Symposium April 21 – 23,
2013, in San Francisco.

"Sony's advanced surgical technology is a complete end-to-end 3D solution,
from image capture to recording and display, providing a truer visual
experience and enabling me to take advantage of more realistic depth
perception and spatial orientation for training and education," said Robert
Cionni, M.D., Cataract Surgeon, Eye Institute of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Designed for use in ophthalmic surgery and neurosurgery, this
technology-advanced, medical-grade 3D camera system works with most
microscopes to capture, record, and display 3D video in the O.R.
  Additionally, Sony offers four adaptors to fit a wide variety of surgical
microscopes allowing for increased compatibility of the 3D camera.  This
enables hospitals and surgical centers to invest in this comprehensive 3D
solution without having to replace their existing microscopes, avoiding extra
expense.

"Sony understands the ophthalmic market and our specific needs and is
committed to providing the innovative solutions necessary to enhance workflow
and improve visualization of the procedure for everyone in the O.R." said
Richard J. Mackool, M.D., Senior Attending Surgeon, New York Eye and Ear
Infirmary, Director, Mackool Eye Institute and Laser Center, and Professor of
Ophthalmology, New York University Medical Center.

Sony's end-to-end 3D solution will provide enhanced 3D-quality video for
surgical review, training and educational purposes. It allows doctors to
review surgeries with patients, broadcast live surgeries in the patient
viewing room and utilize live broadcast for referring-doctor training events.
 

The full portfolio of Sony's 3D and 2D solutions for ophthalmology
applications will be showcased at ASCRS including the MCC-3000MT camera
mounted on a surgical microscope and the HVO-3000MT recorder designed to
capture and record ophthalmic surgical footage in 3D. Together with the
LMD-2451MT 24-inch monitor, this system is the ideal solution for recording
and displaying microsurgery procedures in 3D.

Visit Sony at Hall E, room #135 for a complete demonstration and to learn more
about how these products can meet your surgical needs. For more details on
Sony's 3D solutions, please visit www.sony.com/3Dforsurgery.

Contact:  Tom Di Nome 
              Sony Electronics 
              201-930-6357
              Tom.dinome@am.sony.com

              Amy DiSanto
              KNB Communications
              203-504-8230 x124
              adisanto@knbpr.com

SOURCE Sony Electronics

Website: http://www.sony.com/3Dforsurgery
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