Dr. Morris, please tell us something about the sort of work you do.
My subspecialty interest is vitreoretinal surgery. I am one of two "VR" surgeons in the Bournemouth eye unit as part of a team of 10 ophthalmologists. Most of my microscope work involves vitrectomy surgery and the most common condition that we treat with this technique is retinal detachment. The microscope is adapted with the BIOM attachment (Binocular Indirect Operating Microscope) for viewing the retina and vitreous cavity through the dilated pupil of the eye.
“The ergonomics of the equipment I use are a key factor in my working day.”
In vitrectomy we need a well-illuminated, wide field of view, and good stereopsis. A complex vitreoretinal procedure may take 90 minutes or more, so the ergonomics of the equipment that I use are a key factor in my working day.