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June 2015

Google Glass for Recording Scleral Buckling Surgery

Author Affiliations
  • 1Retina Service, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 2Mid Atlantic Retina, Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(6):710-711. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2015.0465

The recent introduction of Google Glass (Google), a wearable technology platform with an optical head-mounted display (see specifications in the eTable in the Supplement), is gaining popularity in the medical community.1,2 The device, worn like a pair of conventional glasses, incorporates a computerized central processing unit, touch pad, display screen, high-definition camera, microphone, and wireless connectivity. With the video camera lens positioned just above the viewer’s right eye, Glass enables real-time transmission of exactly what the user sees. Here we report our intraoperative experience using Glass to record scleral buckling surgery.

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