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Winner of 2014 EURETINA Science & Medicine Innovation Awards highlights the progress of robotic precision in retinal surgery

Delegates to the 14th EURETINA Congress, held in London, UK from Sept 11th-14th, heard exciting developments across a range of innovative technologies short-listed for this year’s EURETINA Science & Medicine Innovation Awards. The final award winners, Dr. Marc de Smet, Preceyes Medical Robotics, The Netherlands (, and Prof. Robert MacLaren, John Radcliffe Hospital, UK, secured first and second place, respectively, in the competition while. The winning applications focused their efforts on, precision robotic instrumentation for retinal surgery (de Smet) and retinal gene therapy using adeno-associated viral (AAV) delivery vehicles for the treatment of chorideremia (MacLaren).