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Surgeons at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital have performed the world’s first operation inside the eye using a robot.

Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology assisted by Dr Thomas Edwards, Nuffield Medical Fellow, used the remotely controlled robot to lift a membrane 100thof a millimetre thick from the retina at the back of the right eye of the Reverend Dr William Beaver, 70, an Associate Priest at St Mary the Virgin, Iffley, Oxford. He is the first patient ever to undergo this experimental procedure.

Read more (Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust website)