Challenges of Neurosurgeons Are you ready to rethink your microscope?

We have realized that the neurosurgical workflow in the OR isn't perfect yet…

…the neurosurgeon faces several challenges with the current technology in terms of vision.

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Shallow depth of field

Surgeons spend up to 10% of surgery time on microscope adjustments and work an average of 9 times per operation under a non-focused view. [1]

Limited field of view

On average surgeons work on the edge of the view field 11 times per operation. [1] The edges of the field of view are not visible on the monitor, which is used by the team.

[1] Eivazi S, Afkari H, Bednarik R, Leinonen V, Tukiainen M, E Jääskeläinen J: Analysis of disruptive events and precarious situations caused by interaction with neurosurgical microscope. Acta neurochirurgica. 2015; 157:1147-1154.

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Illumination Challenges

The visual axis and light source of optical microscopes are 3-6" apart. [2]

Inconvenient use of fluorescence imaging

Usually, either fluorescence image or white light image can be visualized, but not both at the same time. ICG fluorescence is visualized in 2D only. [3]

[2] Kalani MY, Yagmurlu K, Martirosyan N, Cavalcanti D, Spetzler R: Approach selection for intrinsic brainstem pathologies. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2016; 125:1-12.

[3] Schutt CA, Redding B, Cao H, Michaelides E: The illumination characteristics of operative microscopes, Am J Otolaryngol. 2015; 36(3):356-60.

True pioneers deserve a better view.

But that’s not all. There are also ergonomic challenges for the neurosurgeon.

0 in 5

neurosurgeons report pain after a day of surgery. [4]


of these had musculoskeletal pain. [4]

[4] Kerstin Pingel. 7 Tips For Better Ergonomics in Neurosurgery. Leica Science Lab. 2014.

For every inch the head moves forward, the head, neck and upper back muscles must support an additional weight of…

Potential consequences of this physical stress: [5]

Headache Chronic Pain Exhaustion Muscular pain in the head, neck, and back Pains that radiate down the arms
0% of surgeons confirm a negative effect on their performance

[5] Kerstin Pingel. Ergonomically Designed Surgical Microscopes Support Performance. Leica Science Lab. 2014.

True pioneers keep their heads up.

Time to rethink your microscope

Focus on the future with pioneering technology.

Ready for a new level of vision and comfort?