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Sudbury ophthalmologist utilizes micro camera for ocular surgery


September 2, 2021
By SP&T Staff

The Sorgini Eye Institute, located in Greater Sudbury, Ont., recently upgraded the camera equipment it uses during ocular procedures.

The clinic’s medical director, Dr. Curtis J. Sorgini, was looking for an upgrade and discovered a solution from Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions at an industry event.

Dr. Sorgini purchased  the GP-UH532 4K 3MOS Ultra HD Micro Camera with 1600TVL resolution — a two-piece camera system includes that the GP-UH532HA camera head along with the CCU Unit GP-UH532CA. The GP-UH532HA features a 1/3-inch image sensor and employs a user interface designed to control the system through an operation menu or a rotating knob. The camera system features antibacterial coating and can simultaneously display images on two monitors in the operating room, so all staff members and spectators can watch the procedure while it is being performed.

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The Sorgini Eye Institute’s equipment also includes a Bausch & Lomb Teneo excimer laser system and a Ziemer Z8 femtosecond laser. The excimer laser uses scanning technology for the treatment of myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia. It has an active eye tracker that monitors eye movements and adjusts the laser to compensate for movements significantly faster than the eye can move. During surgery, Dr. Sorgini maintains control of the eye tracker and the laser, which allows him to reshape a patient’s corneal tissue 1/4000th of a millimeter at a time while treating the largest possible corneal diameter and polishing its surface.

“When we first started with laser surgery, we kind of had to do everything ourselves. Everything was relatively new and being somewhat geographically isolated so far north in Ontario, we had little choice. This makes the reliability of the i-PRO camera even more of an asset,” said Dr. Sorgini in a statement.


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