Ah the power of the internet. While googling for information about Issey Miyake yesterday, I came across his namesake, Dr Kensaku Miyake, who is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Fujita Health University, and Director of the Shohzankai Medical Foundation of the Miyake Eye Hospital in Toyoake, Japan.
He's been to the 2006 ASCRS/ASOA Symposium & Congress, talking about the desirability of using 'telemedicine', using the latest in televisual technology to enhance the imaging in ophthalmic microsurgery. This would be the new Super-HARP camera, which with a 3-D high definition TV system will replace the traditional ophthalmic microscope used in cataract and retinal surgery. It's made by 3D Vision Systems from Irvine California.
Unfortunately for the audience, the presentation of the new system was marred by the non-presence of special screens which were supposed to have been available. But the day was saved by plucky staff members who, using good old American know how, managed to find some 3D glasses. And so the audience were able to 'ooh' and 'aah' at pictures of eye surgery in 3D.